When sisters Nicky and Simone Zimmermann co-founded their Sydney-based design house in 1991, they had no idea it would turn into one of the most stylish brands in the world — beloved by A-listers like Beyoncé, Kate Middleton, Kendall Jenner and Margot Robbie.
What started as a simple swimwear and casual resort line has bloomed into a worldwide empire, complete with runway shows and stores throughout the United States, Australia and Europe.
The label’s easy-breezy, feminine sophistication, mixed with bright hues and playful prints, oozes summer fun and has proved to be catnip for the elevated beach set.
Zimmermann will open its seventh New York shop next month in Southampton, a sister store at its East Hampton outpost, which is already a local favorite. Here, Nicky Zimmermann shares her sleek — and oh-so chic — picks for summer.
“I first saw this ring in New York years ago and finally bought myself one, recently. I think it’s so pretty.”
“I always like to have fresh-cut orchids at home. They have such an intense color and each flower has its own unique beauty.”
“This dress is a different take on a kaftan and has a real sense of ease to it. I love the deep color — it’s really beautiful.”
“We always like to bring Australian touches to our stores around the world and sometimes do this through our art selection. First Nations artist Beverley Rogers is incredibly talented and someone we often look to — she does the most stunning paintings.”
“The shape of this chair is so elegant. We have one in our Paris store and around our dining table at home. They swivel, which everyone seems to enjoy!”
“Typically, I’m drawn to fresh, floral scents but, at the moment, I’m wearing this [woodsy-jasmine-saffron fragrance]. It’s a little stronger than what I’d usually go for, but I’m really enjoying it.”
“I prefer to wear a one-piece swimsuit on vacation. I like the simplicity of this style, the fit, and I have always been drawn to beautiful paisley prints.”
“It was a really fun read and brought back childhood memories of playing tennis.”
“I recently bought several of these lamps in multiple colors for around the home. They are simple, fun and have a beautiful glow.”
“I’ve always been obsessed with skin care. My favorite things to fly with are the Barbara Sturm Facial Mist and Augustinus Bader face cream, which I find so rich and hydrating.”