Inspired by subcultures of the 1950s such as The Teddy Girls, Beatniks, and Sharpies, Zimmermann’s latest collection, Cloud Stompers, balances the line between innocent and defiant. With oversized coats, check prints, and lace, the collection rocks an “Edwardian Dandy meets American Rock-ability” look.
Models strut around the Pavilion with leather bows tied around their necks and hair slick backed and twisted. Most impressive in this collection was the menswear inspired suits and swirling peek-a-boo seams. Also important to note was the lace bodices and black and cream cage skirts.
While the collection lacked the soft airiness of Zimmermann’s previous work, the structured pieces and heavy Keltie handbags were offset by a few softer looks including a bubble knit and a knit mini dress in soft Haze. A lace off-the-shoulder jumpsuit reminded us of days of yore, while several of the racy seams would fit right in on the red carpet at last year’s punk-themed Met Gala.