This week Zimmermann debuted it’s Spring 2018 Ready-To-Wear collection, Goldentime, with a runway show at New York Fashion Week.

Notable attendees included Australian’s Laura Brown, Alexandra Agoston, Shanina Shaik, Stef Bambi, Carmen Hamilton and Jessie Bush, alongside notable fashion month faces Tim Blanks, Caroline Vreeland, Pandora Sykes and Susie Lau.

Model Ine Neefs led the runway followed closely by Aussie Roberta Pecoraro and Devon Windsor who closed the show.

“For Spring 18, I was inspired by images from the 60’s and 70’s of the sunny, beachside strip called the Gold Coast in Australia. Beachside suburbs like Surfers Paradise were developed into glamorous holiday spots, and the must-visit honeymoon destination of the time,”
Zimmermann Creative Director, Nicky Zimmermann.

Goldentime is sexy and fresh. The setting is summer and the girls are sandy, sweaty and bronzed. Hemlines are short and slinky knit wear in solid block stripes add a surf-vibe. Low necklines and dripping chain and shell jewellery give off nonchalant sex-appeal.

“I was really attracted to the simple, sunny feeling in the photos – the somewhat kitschy hotels and apartments contrasted with the surf, the beautiful white sandy beaches and a radiant, golden light. This clear light is something very Australian for me and something I’m always drawn to.The blues are bluer and the colour just goes pop.”

The collection is optimistic, catching the light. Prints are ultraviolet in aqua, citrus and pink. Tight accordion pleats are gathered and spliced, intensifying prints like the sun’s rays. Shorts riff on board-shorts, this time cut high on the thigh with flared hems for a flirty edge. Appliqué patterns outlined in neat French knots add a modern take on texture and graphics.

“I wanted to create a fresh and airy collection against this backdrop. Silhouettes are less about any era and more for their ability to carry the crisp and sheer fabrics. And I wanted that transparency for light to shine through the garment. Prints are floral and fresh and all on white bases – they’re definitely inspired by the time.”

Shirt-dresses are nipped at the waist with full skirts at various lengths. White is used for balance such as Linen shirting trimmed with braid and looped button edging, worn with matching flared trousers. Pant-outfits stand out in print-onprint combinations including intricate details added through new techniques developed in-house: bespoke lace and graphic artworks are applied in appliqué and trims made in Zimmermann’s own fabrications match-back with garments.

“Our approach to styling the show was to see it on the runway the way we would want to see our ideal girl wearing it on the street. It’s my favourite thing to see someone wearing one of our highly detailed dresses with fresh white runners, a bit undone and just really effortless and sexy.”

T-bar flats and sculptural wedges are decorated with shell anklets. White leather sneakers give intricate outfits a cool, casual edge. Select looks cinched at the waist by embroidered woven leather bum bags.

Source: Zimmermann