Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear
February 12, 2018
Nicky Zimmermann’s runway this afternoon was a floral dreamland. Lexi Boling opened in an off-the-shoulder dress, rouched and draped in the most perfect way, with a thick snakeskin belt that resembled a saddle cinched at her waist. This season, the Australian designer was thinking of an adventurous woman from the Victorian age, who lives in oppression but finds freedom and escapism through riding horses, hence the name of her Fall collection, “Unbridled.” The equestrian theme was visible not only through the accessories (many of Zimmermann’s cast of models sported cowboy boots—as a Texan, this obviously excited me), but through the clothes, too. Some coats resembled riding jackets, while buttery leather trousers looked almost like jodhpurs. Liquid silks and floral prints added a sense of harmony and romanticism to one of Zimmermann’s best collections yet.