Shop the interactive Zimmermann Spring 2018 RTW collection as designer Nicky Zimmermann went back to her roots adding a very personal touch.
When she began to design this season, Zimmermann revisited the Gold Coast in her home country of Australia. “I really wanted to re-create something that was a memory for me,” the designer explained. “My parents went on their honeymoon there and it was about trying to capture the beauty, romanticism, and light of the Gold Coast.”
She also looked at photography of the beachside suburb taken during the ’60s and ’70s. The inspiration was clear in the majority of the hippie-ish clothes. Think flower-power chicks and boho surfer babes, though sexed up with the core Zimmermann flair.
Ultraviolet floral prints took on an edgier aesthetic, especially with the gathered and spliced accordion prints on the angular dresses that came down the runway. Zimmermann also tried her hand at board shorts but with flared hems, ruffles, and slits at the thigh. The white crochet dresses felt fresh and well-balanced within the collection, as did the simple, striped knitwear. The belted white trousers and gauzy button-down shirt combination was also quite lovely. Zimmermann might have done well to tone down the flip and flare on the miniskirts, and perhaps to keep the design detailing more simple when it came to the florals.