Zimmermann (fashion label)

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IndustryApparels, accessories
Founded1991; 28 years ago (1991)
FounderNicky Zimmermann, Simone Zimmermann
Sydney, NSW
Area served
ProductsClothing, fashion accessories, swimwear

Zimmermann is a luxury Australian brand of fashion. Zimmermann was founded in 1991 by sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann.[1]


Sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann founded the label in 1991, while the first store was opened in 1992.[2] It all started in Sydney, when Nicky Zimmermann, who attended the design school in East Sydney, began designing garments from her parent’s garage and selling them at Paddington markets where she could see first-hand how women responded to her clothing.[3] Her sister Simone joined her later in 1991.[4][5]

Zimmermann presents their ready-to-wear collections each year in both Australia and the USA at New York Fashion Week.[6][7] In the following years, the Zimmermann label extended to Swim Separates, Kids, and Accessories.[8] After the expansion, Zimmermann started making ready-to-wear collections available outside of Australia.

In 2008 Zimmermann also launched its online boutique at zimmermannwear.com.[9]


Since the launching in the USA in 2011, Zimmermann has followed a Northern Hemisphere calendar for collection release.[10] This includes Spring/Summer, Fall and Resort collections for Ready to Wear, and Summer and Resort for Swim.[11] The Zimmermann brand now includes the lines Ready-to-Wear, Swim and Resort, Kids, and Accessories.[12]


The Zimmermann label has received acclaim from household names such as Beyoncé, Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Margot Robbie, Chrissy Teigen, Karlie Kloss, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Paris Jackson, and Jessica Biel, all who have been sighted in Zimmermann designs.[13][14]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

The brand received the Australian Fashion Laureate Award in 2014, AFI Best Swimwear Designer, Prix de Marie Claire Best Swimwear Brand, and Prix de Marie Claire Best Swimwear Designer.[15]

Nicky Zimmermann has been a member of the Australian Fashion Week Advisory Board[16] and has previously been a mentor for the QANTAS Spirit of Australia Youth Awards.[17] Nicky was also a founding board member of the Australian Fashion Chamber.


Zimmermann has 27 stores located throughout Australia, the USA, and the UK.[18]

The collections are stocked in stores internationally, including Barney’s, Saks 5th Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Selfridges, Harrods, and Harvey Nichols. Zimmermann is also featured on Net-A- Porter.[19]

Zimmermann also maintains showrooms in Sydney, London, France, New York, and Los Angeles.[20][21][22]


  1. ^ Aidan, Beatrice (April 19, 2012). "Sexiness, sisters and the city". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Zimmermann". Vogue.com.au. 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  3. ^ "ELLE Style Awards Contemporary Fashion Brand of the Year: Zimmermann". ELLE. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  4. ^ "Scissor sisters". 2014-04-11. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  5. ^ "Nicky & Simone Zimmermann Are Among the 500 People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry in 2017". The Business of Fashion. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  6. ^ "Zimmermann shows ruffles and lace at NYFW". Marie Claire. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  7. ^ Bobb, Brooke. "Zimmermann Resort 2018 Fashion Show". Vogue. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  8. ^ "Zimmermann Wear Pty Ltd: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  9. ^ "Zimmermann". New York Fashion TV Blog. 2017-09-12. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  10. ^ "Zimmermann shows SS18 collection at NYFW - CLIQUE Mag". CLIQUE Mag. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  11. ^ Bobb, Brooke. "Zimmermann Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show". Vogue. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  12. ^ "staff picks: the best swimsuits for summer". NYLON. 2015-06-19. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  13. ^ "Aussie designers Zimmermann dress world's best". Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  14. ^ "FEMAIL looks at the celebs who love the Aussie label, Zimmermann". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  15. ^ "Fashion designer Nicky Zimmermann is a Guest Stylist". Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  16. ^ "Introducing our board of Directors - Australian Fashion Chamber". Australian Fashion Chamber. 2014-04-10. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  17. ^ "QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards 2010, Sydney". Harper's BAZAAR. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  18. ^ "The Zimmermann sister act". 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  19. ^ "Net-a-Porter's Exclusive 11-Piece Capsule Collection with Zimmermann Launches". InStyle.com. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  20. ^ "Zimmermann continues US domination". ELLE. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  21. ^ "Zimmermann Resort 2018 Show". Harper's BAZAAR. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  22. ^ "Step Inside Zimmermann's Relaxed But Elegant New Beach-Side Store". MyDomaine AU. Retrieved 2017-11-13.