“Stunning”… “Incredible!”… “The best one yet!!”… These are some of the comments by fans in response to the Zimmermann fall/winter 2015-2016 collection presented on the New York Fashion Week runway yesterday. It is the same reaction we have when we look at these delectable designs that only this iconic Australian bran can create. Staying true to its vision of creating only the best that represent sophisticated femininity, clever color combinations and delicate original prints, we are given 36 outfits that utilize the color palette of marsala, flowing skirts and sheer tunics. She look at keyhole plunges at the chest and tight neck high collars. We watch the color scheme change from white to camel and down to black, before moving into the blues and finally the Pantone color of the year, marsala.
Founded back in 1991, the Zimmermann sisters’ brand certainly hiked uphill quickly enough, gaining a fan base that allows one to spot one of their swimsuit or dress designs from a mile away. The smart, sartorially savvy woman is the target market, what with her eye for quality workmanship and fabric use. It is always nice to see siblings create a fashion brand together and this is one such success story. The ready to wear collection has been a constant reminder of Australian fashions at the New York Fashion Week each season since they entered the fashion world with aplomb. Features in magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, W, Glamour, and Harper’s Bazaar have given the Zimmermann label the mass exposure required to catapult them into stardom.
The Zimmermann fall/winter 2015-2016 collection includes full length dresses, long tunics with legs clad in tights, high waist trousers in orange hued coloring, lightweight fabrics and deep V plunges to below the bust; it includes lacy pants and lots of belts, while most garments feature see-through embroidery in strategic spots to create an air of mystery while still focusing on the beauty of each look. Bright aqua cropped pants appear underneath gorgeous darker blue hued jackets and cowl neck knit sweaters. Sweaters in white lace also make an appearance, bringing a slightly Victorian feel to the modern cuts to the leather tunic dresses. Perhaps one of our favorites is the lacy dress with embroidered see-through cinched waist and the plunge of the neckline down to the abdomen, completed with black tights and lace-up black shoes, along with black handbag and brimmed hat over the head. The black and white look is very much in for the year and Zimmermann certainly doesn’t hesitate to include the gorgeous color-blocking designs in the collection.
Perhaps one of the most interesting looks was the final piece of the day, wherein a lovely model walks out in a marsala colored dress, with a high turtleneck look, long sleeves and ankle-length skirt. The sexy aspects included the double slits up the thighs that were covered up by black tights, as well as the plunging keyhole cut that showed off the inner parts of the breasts and down to the top of the abdomen. The lace embroidery gave a distinct olden feel to the whole look, while still appearing as modern as possible. That is certainly one dress fit for this Valentine’s Day weekend.
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