Zimmermann have just released their latest collection for Fall/Winter 2020 in Australia and it’s fancifully titled “Lady Beetle”. Traditionally viewed as a symbol of luck, “Lady Beetle” is a very apt name for Zimmerman’s new collection, which features references to lucky charms and fortune tellers. From the moment an email popped into my inbox earlier this month, I clicked over to their website to discover which new pieces I would inevitably fall in love with.
Given I have my own lucky charms and yes, have even visited fortune tellers before, I have a visual and emotional affinity with the latest pieces. So, here’s my thoughts on the latest collection and which pieces are the standouts for the coming season.
Textured knitwear and soft hues
One of the most obvious things apparent to me when perusing the new pieces was how feminine and pretty the knitwear is. There are the usual fine cashmere sweaters but also statement knits with frilly yokes, bows and tassels in the dreamiest, soft toned hues. I’ve already purchased this icy pink cashmere sweater, which I am looking forward to doing a review here on the blog on shortly.
The Ladybeetle ruffle yoke sweater instantly drew my attention due to how different it is from your standard knit jumper. Taking a simple turtleneck design and adding layers onto the yoke was a masterstroke from Zimmermann. This pretty peach sweater would look divine paired with a floaty skirt in Autumnal dues…but also work pretty well trousers or a pair of jeans.
Another divine confection of dreaminess is the Ladybeetle draped sweater, which is available in oh so appropriate cool weather colourways of pearl, rose and mustard. A ribbed knit, it features draped shoulders which slim down towards to the elbows. The matching Ladybeetle wrap collar is like the icing on the cake here and I love that it can be purchased separately – providing the option to match the colour to the sweater or choosing a different colour for more of a statement vibe.
Printed skirts with flounciness
Whilst dresses usually receive the most attention within Zimmermann’s collections, I don’t think you can go past a floaty, pleated or ruffled skirt by the designer. Separates are ultra-versatile, allowing the creation of an abundance of looks which dresses simply can’t provide on their own. My personal favourite is the Ladybeetle tiered frill skirt – in large part due to the delightfully whimsical and soft print of mint green, blue and light brown. Featuring tiered layers of frills highlighted with lace trim, this flouncy skirt is so pretty and one of the ultimate feminine pieces.
Possibly the skirt that encapsulates the Lady Beetle collection would be the Ladybeetle spliced midi skirt. With an angled cut, lace trim and soft hues of mint green, peach, and red, it really draws upon the changing colours of the leaves as the warmer weather turns cold and leaves change colour. This high-waisted number would pair back wonderfully with any of the lovely knitwear or silk blouses in the range.
Dresses with lace and ruffles
Owning a Zimmermann dress is a #stylegoal of many fashion-conscious ladies out there and one look at their designs demonstrate exactly why this is. The label’s dresses consistently enhance and flatter the feminine silhouette, whilst simultaneously guaranteeing compliments and questions of “where did you get that from?” In short, if you’re after a dress for an event then Zimmermann is sure to have something which catches your eye, along with everyone else’s!
The Ladybeetle angled midi dress is a showstopper of this collection… not only does it exude a feeling of light femininity, it also features printed words all over the design. Words such as “clairvoyant”, “oracle” and “destiny” nicely sum up this boho-gypsy fortune teller-esqe collection in a rainbow of colours. The dress has a removable braided style belt, Jersey slip lining dress and self-covered coloured buttons and also available in a mini length style.
The Ladybeetle ruffle collar mini dress is another favourite too – I just wish I had the legs to pull off this mini dress number! Again, the mint green, blue and light brown colourway is so gorgeous and soft but it’s truly the collar with ruffles and tie which draws you into this stunning silk & wool creation. Fluted cuffs and a lace hemline are the final touches of brilliance to this slim fit design.
Cover up in wool coats & capes
The minute I spotted this mint green & white wool cape, I fell in love. Not only because mint green happens to be one of my favourite colours, but because of the design. An eye-catching white suede trim pairs perfectly with the mint green, inspiring visuals of turquoise waves with the white seafoam bubbling onto the shore … The cape has slanted front pockets and is softly rounded which will softly accentuate wearer’s movements, whilst a hood is a surprising yet practical design element.
There’s also a couple of trench coats which are a welcome addition to a fall wardrobe – one in a neutral sand colour and another in red check print. For warmer wool coat options my eye was initially drawn towards the pretty pink Ladybeetle Blanket Coat with a fun fringed hemline. Another worthy option to consider is the Ladybeetle Barrel Wool Coat in teal – with a simple and practical design it pairs back perfectly with the greens, blues, creams & browns of this collection.
Why this collection is much needed for 2020
Most Zimmermann devotees are usually able to connect with certain pieces in many collections and for me, this is largely because the label truly understands feminine and statement style. But to truly love a collection there is usually another element in play – customers connect with the spirit of the pieces. The designer’s vision of the season communicates with us through symbols, colours, textures and ultimately this results in inspiring emotions in the wearer.
For the style lovers, we usually buy into a designer, a collection, a piece of clothing – because it makes us feel something or says something about us. Personally speaking, Zimmermann’s Lady Beetle collection makes me feel inspired, hopeful and has me looking forward to a new season of change. And that is something I think we could all do with feeling more of, during the year of 2020.
I hope you have enjoyed this review of Zimmermann’s new collection! Let me know your thoughts on the pieces here or the label, in the comments below.