Zimmermann’s cool boxing-inspired collection now on NET-A-SPORTER

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It’s an iconic Australian label that has become internationally renowned for delicate luxury and feminine design; from the billowing chiffon dresses to the signature silk pants and mesh-panelled bikinis, anyone who knows the Zimmermann brand ethos can spot it in one glance.

Over the years, Zimmerman has been a go-to for most occasions, from events to the beach and a casual brunch in between, but now we’re pleased to share that the brand branched out into the activewear arena with their second sporty capsule collection exclusively for NET-A-SPORTER.

We were lucky enough to chat to Nicky Zimmermann, one half of the label’s sister act, to learn more about its collaboration with NET-A-SPORTER and the thoughts behind this beautiful collection.

Sporteluxe chats to Nicky Zimmerman

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Sporteluxe: What inspired your brand’s first foray into a sportier aesthetic?

Nicky: “We had an idea to do a sports capsule last year and spoke to NET-A-PORTER about it. We didn’t know at the time, but they were working on launching NET-A-SPORTER, so the timing was great. This is our second capsule for NET-A-PORTER after the first one was really well received.”

Does it reflect your own healthy/active lifestyle? zimmerman, new zimmerman collection

“It was more about working on something different and in a space that I thought would be fun. I wish I could say it was all about my daily gym visits!”

The inspiration comes from a boxing aesthetic; was there something in particular that drew you to boxing for these designs?

“We found some vintage boxing trunks at the Portobello Markets which had this great silhouette – high-waisted shape, clinched in at the waist and really short in length. We were thinking about a girl who’d raided an old boxing gym and started looking at old lace-up boxing glove, and garments inspired by boxing robes.”

zimmerman, new zimmerman collectionHow important was the functionality of this range when considering the design for each piece?

We’re probably a bit more focussed on fashion over function, but the pieces intentionally cross between traditional sports and leisurewear.”

How does the essence of the Zimmermann brand still shine through?

“There’s still a feeling of femininity and fun to the collection – it’s something we think our girl would wear on the weekend.”

What is it like to design an exclusive range for NET-A-SPORTER?

“NET-A-PORTER are a great partner to collaborate with – everyone has a very clear fashion vision which really makes it a fun project to work on.”

Do you have a favourite piece in the range?

“I love the white knot tank one piece and the Whip funnel neck bomber.”


The collection is available exclusively from NET-A-SPORTER from July 1.
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The world of high fashion can sometimes take itself a little too seriously, so Kate combines her love of style, humour and the written word to take readers on a journey of sartorial satire to inject a little fun back into fashion and beauty. Her background in magazines has enabled her to cultivate relationships with some of the biggest beauty brands in the country, allowing her to expand her breadth of knowledge vastly, from lipstick to skin care innovation that she eagerly shares with her readers. When she’s not dipping her left shoulder at the end of an imaginary runway, she can be found doing yoga, running, dreaming of her next travel adventure or drinking tea.