Australian brand ZIMMERMANN presented their Resort 2023 High Tide Collection, inspired by the images from the 50’s and 60’s of women on idyllic sailing holiday. The collection that explores nautical theme, celebrates simple elegance, and embraces the romance of sailing.
We worked with our artists to create jaunty sailboat prints, placement world maps and classic 50’s ikat florals. The mix of both liquid and sharp papery fabrics creates movement in our silhouettes, with some of the key looks opening up, almost like you’re walking through a breeze. Funnily enough I grew up sailing on a small boat with my Dad on weekends and holidays in Botany Bay in Sydney, which wasn’t particularly glamourous, and certainly not that relaxing! I think I prefer our take on a sunny holiday on the sea! – Nicky Zimmermann, creative director
“Silk Twill anoraks with full hoods and long ties catch the breeze and set the scene for Resort 23; awash with placement sailing boat prints. Rhythmic movement continues through full and open skirts, buoyed with crinoline hems. Maritime influences take hold in the form of sharp linen suiting and crushed canvas twin sets featuring nautical stripes; rope belts, and anchor motifs – most notably in custom embroidered discs that embellish boxy day-shirts and capri pants. Navy trimmed light-weight wrap knits; wide-leg sailor pants and straw hats secured neatly with scarves are perfectly charming for a jaunty day yachting. Silhouettes take a 50s twist as day turns to evening; with a cocktail wardrobe featuring belted lace pearl-edged halter dresses; strapless cat’s-eye bustiers and moulded skirts with peek-a-boo petticoats modernised in custom Ikat prints in punchy hues. Uber short minis are balanced with sorbet sheath dresses and tube skirts in shades of lemonade and lilac; adorned with 3D brushed cotton flowers and appealing in their simplicity.” – from Zimmermann