Provocative yet… colonial? Those seemingly contrasting themes summed up the vibe in Zimmermann’s spring lineup. Titled “Master and Mischief,” the show mixed the conservative — high, ruffled necklines, corset-like bodices and Victorian bib collars — with the disobedient, in the form of impossibly short, flouncy hemlines. Nicky Zimmermann derived inspiration from Ethel Turner’s 1894 novel “Seven Little Australians” about a group of mischievous siblings.

 

The lineup was nothing if not youthful, with lace-up backs and sheer embroidery showing plenty of skin. It was a strong vision executed boldly, but the flirty minidresses and rompers in floral and stripe motifs, a few embellished with black pearl beads, did feel a bit repetitive by the show’s end.

By  on September 11, 2015

Provocative yet… colonial? Those seemingly contrasting themes summed up the vibe in Zimmermann’s spring lineup. Titled “Master and Mischief,” the show mixed the conservative — high, ruffled necklines, corset-like bodices and Victorian bib collars — with the disobedient, in the form of impossibly short, flouncy hemlines. Nicky Zimmermann derived inspiration from Ethel Turner’s 1894 novel “Seven Little Australians” about a group of mischievous siblings.

 

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