I have been closely following New York Fashion Week and oh my, so much appreciation and love for this collection that I feel the need to share on my blog! I am loving Zimmermann’s S/S 2016 collection, so dreamy, romantic and chic. The designer duo looked to 1894 novel “Seven Little Australians” by Ethel Turner for inspiration, which tells a story about mischievous siblings. The Zimmermann runway show titled “Master and Mischief” brought a fabulous colonial style spiced up with subtle notes of rebellious spirit. It was a juxtaposition of materials, textures and lengths, as we saw looks featuring super-short lengths, yet modest high necklines, skin revealing see-through materials paired with classic fabrics.
Although the entire color palette was totally subdued, besides creams and whites we were also treated to good portions of cobalt blues, blacks and salmon pinks, but also flirty floral patterns that came to enhance the whimsical allure about those frilled, ruffled and tiered dresses. Soft vertical stripes and polka dots on the background of white are other types of printing utilized, while delicate embroidery, lace-up backs and buckles are other details most of the pieces come adorned with. From skirts paired with blouses to dresses, every single piece radiated a high dose of feminine allure and there was absolutely no room for pants with the exception of a few pairs of tailored shorts making an appearance from time to time.
The skirts and dresses were dangerously short, yet totally innocent and classy thanks to the use of the flouncy hemlines, while the blouses and dresses carried a certain Victorian flair about them coming decorated with pretty ruffles, bib collars and figure-enhancing corset-resembling bodices. Despite the typical colonial feel, the looks were modern, cool and youthful, also being undeniably functional and wearable for multiple occasions. You can easily wear those dresses to summer parties or just to the street, looking elegant and celestial as you stride down the city streets.
I cannot wait to shop this collection! Who knew conservative and sexy would be in a sentence together?