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NYFW: ZIMMERMANN AW16

With a kaleidoscope of prints, Zimmermann returns to New York with a spellbinding collection of colour.

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Mirror Mirror 

This season’s collection is aptly named “Mirror Mirror”, not only to optimise the small embellished mirrors that caught light on the runway, but also to connect glistening metallic looks that reflected colour and luminosity into this season’s mix. Inspired by the prints and textures of India, the inclusion of small, effective reflecting pieces of glass that decorate long and flowing dresses, blouses and skirts, invite the image of cultural Indian dress and wall tapestries. Zimmermann’s exotic twist this season is topped off with prints reminiscent of flowers and plants of the jungle that weave in and out of the collection, certainly paying homage to a world away from New York City.

Optimum Oz

Despite Creative Director Nicky Zimmermann’s South Asian references, the labels’s Australian roots have not gone unnoticed. Known for its swimwear, this brand is also known for it’s typically Australian use of colour and print, and ultimately this season’s concoction is hypnotic. From warm fuchsia and salmons to pale blues (that despite their cool hues still suggest a tropical lagoon), the Zimmermann answer to Autumn/Winter is a refreshing middle finger to sub-zero temperatures.

Boho Spirit

It’s near impossible to miss the bohemian veins that pump a sense of loose freedom throughout this collection. Bell sleeves, long flowing skirts, tassels, drop hem waists and gaping plunge necks alongside colourful printed patterns all express the nomadic spirit that Zimmermann itself is an example of. On a side note, aline skirts and the pale printed stockings can easily make you reminisce of a different flavour of the sixties, but ultimately it all echoes the same ethos: empowered femininity and a confident, roaming freedom.

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Photographer: Gabriela Celeste

Words: Hannah Sargeant

NYFW: ZIMMERMANN AW16

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