Sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann founded their namesake label in 1991 in Sydney, Australia. Nicky Zimmermann has loved designing clothes for as long as she can remember. As a girl she was always making and transforming things to wear; from cutting and ripping into new clothes her mother had just bought her, to creating her own patterns and sewing complete outfits from fabric she found around her home. Nicky went on to study fashion and graduated from the acclaimed design school at East Sydney in 1990. Her first collection immediately showed Nicky's signature balance of feminine details with bold color that reflects the modern look and feel of Sydney summers.
The idea for Zimmermann began in Sydney, with Nicky focusing on 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. Nicky and her sister Simone joined forces to form the Zimmermann brand.
Early in its evolution the girls took the bold step of fusing fashion with swimwear and presented it to the world. It soon found its footing with the fashion elite. Zimmermann's bold prints, beautifully made one-pieces and sculptural bikinis create a new point of reference in flattering, sexy and stylish swimwear. The label stays true to its original vision: sophisticated femininity, clever color combinations and delicate original prints. Feminine, innovative and perfectly playful, Zimmermann Swimwear is always on top of the latest trend.HIDE DESIGNER TEXT