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Zimmermann SS16

Written by: Zanita Whittington

Just days into the chaos and I’ve already experienced what’s easily going to be one of my greatest Fashion Week highlights, an exclusive preview of the  Zimmermann SS16 collection and the opportunity to shoot one of the looks ahead of the show, which is happening as this post goes live.


I gasped as I walked into the light filled studio, buzzing with people and all the last minute preparations that are involved with creating a runway show in New York. Centre, designer Nikky Zimmermann, seemingly a zen master fixing an elegant looking model in one of the most painstakingly detailed dresses I’ve seen from her yet. I could have stayed a fly on the wall and watched the team work for hours, planning the looks, making last minute adjustments, pairing the right girl with the right dress.

And the collection. Wow!

I don’t really feel I make for a great fashion writer. I could tell you how I though it was beautiful and amazing but it’s not really going to express my impression of the collection. I hope I never lose that excitement that bubbles up inside me when I see something that I know will be remembered for a long time. I was a little lost for words speaking to Nikki about how excited I was to see all of it in motion. The craftsmanship is unlike anything I’ve seen, to the point where I’d say the collection has some haute couture elements to it. The Zimmermann girl is walking dream.

Can you tell I’m a fan?

Looking forward to all of you seeing the rest of the beautiful pieces from the Zimmermann runway show in NYC today. Bravo to Nikki and her team for what must have been truly painstaking work and an absolute triumph.


Photography, Gustav Carlson

Modelling, Edit and Creative, Zanita Whittington

All clothing, Zimmermann SS16

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