Sisters Nicky and Simone ZIMMERMANN founded their namesake label in 1991. They fast won a loyal following - smart, sartorially savvy women with an eye for quality fabrics and clever cutting. ZIMMERMANN began literally and creatively in Sydney, with Nicky focusing designing dresses and selling them at Paddington markets. Through the week Nicky would design and create garments from her parent’s garage in preparation for the weekend market. The markets were an opportunity for Nicky to refine her aesthetic and to see first-hand how women responded to fashion.
ZIMMERMANN has been the recipient of multiple fashion awards including AFI Best Swimwear Designer, Prix de Marie Claire Best Fashion Brand and Best Swimwear Brand and Prix de Marie Claire Best Australian Designer, to name a few. In 2014, ZIMMERMANN was the recipient of the Australian Fashion Laureate award. Nicky has been a member of the Australian Fashion Week Advisory Board and was previously the fashion mentor for the Qantas Spirit of Australia Youth Awards. Nicky was a founding board member of the Australian Fashion Chamber.
Plan Your Visit
Serravalle Designer Outlet is conveniently located for easy access from Milan, Genoa and Turin. Drive from Milan in an hour, Genoa in 45 minutes and Turin in under 90 minutes.