'70s Australian flair found in New York | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Image: INQUIRER.net/Ria Prieto
Image: INQUIRER.net/Ria Prieto

What I like about New York is how a lot of influences come together in this city. It’s not called a fashion capital for nothing. You get Paris-trained designers collaborating with American heritage brands, Italian fabrics interpreted in trends taken from the Caribbean, accessories inspired by 1990s popstars. Name it and New York has it.

Think about this when you look at the spring/summer ’19 collection of Zimmermann. The Sydney-based brand’s latest looks hit close to home for designer Nicky Zimmermann. What she presented on the New York Fashion Week runway was an homage to “Number 96”.

The soap-opera was a smash in the land down under and left an impression on Zimmermann while she was growing up. They called it Australia’s take on “Days of Our Lives”.  So what should you expect from the collection?

Think of the lavish taste of the privileged and scandalous, topped with Farrah Fawcett hair. You get gold-trimmed dresses, jumpsuits, white big sleeves, plus skin-revealing laser cut tops and skirts.
The collection also included the tracksuit which has transformed into today’s must-have for the in-crowd. Paisley print dresses were also thrown in the mix.

It’s a high-gloss look at the 1970s, and should you want a few pieces I think they would be great for a poolside party or a beach vacation. The clothes exude that careless feeling but still makes a statement.

I think this collection would resonate well as we update summer plans, or if you want to spice up your wardrobe with something that’s unapologetic but still comfortable and easy enough to slip over a bikini.

Ria Prieto is an editor, columnist and consultant who loves all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle. To read more of her musings, log on to www.riarecommends.com.



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