First Look at Zimmermann's S/S 2013-'14 Collection
This morning we were treated to a first look at Zimmermann's Spring/Summer '13-'14 collection. Simone and Nicky Zimmermann may not be showing at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia this year (sniff), but the fact that they let us select, style and shoot our favourite look from the range almost made up for it. Nicky talked us through the range, explaining that her and Simone took inspiration from their collective memory of watching St Trinian's on TV — manifested mainly via preppy, PE-uniform shapes. Elastic-waisted tunic dresses were cool in illustrated school-shield emblems, the humble netball skirt was pretty in botanical florals and windcheaters were made feather-light thanks to fluid silks. Treated laces in shiny black and solid gold and silver metallics were a particular standout for eveningwear, with striking panelling and flirty silhouettes stealing our hearts.
But our absolute favourite was a bow-backed embroidered gingham crop top, which we paired with a full floral silk skater skirt. BYO trumpet. The collection will be dropping globally in June/July, just in time for our S/S season — but this delectable line-up is sure to be devoured by Zimmermann's international customer base too prior to their first New York fashion week show in September. If this first taste of S/S '13-'14 is anything to go by, the season is going to be a good one. Image courtesy of Holly Blake and Zimmermann.