For S/S 2015, RTW fashion brand Zimmermann went celestial, taking the powers of intuition from concept to execution with “Tell Me Seer.” “I wanted to create a collection that was airy, light, and had plenty of movement. It was from this starting point that I was led to the astrological inspiration, and all of the rich imagery and references that it evoked. Tarot cards, birth stones, and mystery” says Australian designer Nicky Zimmermann.
A more specific inspiration was the tarot card illustrations by David Palladini. Zimmermann purchased one of his original 1960s artworks, reviving it on the clean canvas of a scuba tee. She fell instantly in love with the artist’s art nouveau-style astrological illustrations.
The collection fleshed out from a base inspiration to that of full-on, RTW looks, utilizing technically modern fabrics, coated silks, as well as scuba and rubber coatings, which add a sleek finish to outerwear, including sleeveless trenches and wrap jackets.These types of looks, along with many others, are what takes this collection to a new and sophisticated direction, drawing on the whimsy of fortune-telling pastimes.
Zimmermann’s signature contrast of feminine and masculine influences breaks through in standout looks. Gold foil jacquard, translucent sequins, and woven metallic threads add a futuristic shimmer to various looks. It was these intricate details that made these pieces so stunning, very eye-catching!
Injections of tailoring and accordion pleats smarten looks spilling with untamed lace, that along with handkerchief dresses with full caplets and floating neckties play up the impact of volume. There is a delicate balance of fit and volume, which is nicely achieved.
The celestial vibe is seen throughout this collection, whether it was the style of the look, the silhouette, its shape, but certainly in the color palette. All in all, each decision ensures the appeal of fantasy is still entirely wearable. There are basics in black & white, but also some teal green and wisteria blue.
Leather in warm grey tones, is layered on top of sheer slip dresses and relaxed mens-style shirting sits sexily off the shoulder, with asymmetrical fastenings wrapping around the body. There is a chic ease about this collection that scream “FASHIONISTA”!! Any burgeoning fashionable young woman would love the easy, free-flowing vibe this collection gives off.
Many of the pieces are perfect for dynamic transitions and versatility — high fashion streetwear, a bold Sunday brunch look, summer cocktail parties, beach get togethers, and more. Bell shapes and flashes of skin are broken up by pinstriped boilersuits and cropped trousers.
Prints are diverse and layered. Moonstones and zodiacs continue the mystic-bent, mixed with medusa–inspired snake print and a darker burnout floral. Geometric constellations appear in customized trims and metal beads embedded in elaborate panel lines.
Star motifs re-appear in swimsuits which apply silver metallic embroidery and body contouring precision to couture-effect.
Fine chain necklaces with pagan charms are draped in mass and open toed mules are stamped with crested moon motifs in combinations of navy and lilac, and burgundy and pink to complete the collection. So yes, the celestial inspiration is head to toe, accessories & all!
Special celeb guests made appearances —
- Blogger Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller
- Blogger Aimee Song of Song of Style
What a great S/S presentation, unique, memorable looks, alluring details, and perfect RTW for the everyday modern woman.