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One Minute with … Nicky Zimmermann


Nicky Zimmermann

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If it’s summer romance you’re looking for, stop right there. Designer Nicky Zimmermann sent a troupe of models down the catwalk in a seemingly endless supply of printed ruffles, metallic pleats and sheer lace. But naturally, it was a handful of bold swimwear options that stole the show. We’ve already pre-ordered the two-piece halter with high-waisted bottoms. If only summer loving could be so easy.

theFashionSpot: What was on your mind for spring?

Nicky Zimmermann: It all started with a tarot card we saw by David Palladini in 1969. From there, we played around with metallic colors and gemstones. We wanted the collection to be airy and fresh.

tFS: Have you ever gotten your cards read?

NZ: I haven’t! I love birth signs, though. I’m a Virgo.

tFS: What’s your most Virgo-like trait?

NZ: I won’t rest until something is exactly how I want it. 

Zimmermann Spring 2015

Zimmermann Spring 2015; image: Getty

tFS: What’s your number one backstage rule?

NZ: I really like people far away from the clothes. I don’t like them to be handled too much.

tFS: If you weren’t a fashion designer, what would you be?

NZ: I’ve wanted to be a designer for as long as I remember, but I really like flowers, so maybe a florist.

tFS: Tell us about your first fashion show.

NZ: It was around 1996 for the very first Fashion Week in Australia. We were one of maybe nine designers. We had no idea what we were doing.

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