As adults we may describe poorly orchestrated social functions, ill-managed professional situations, and messy commutes as “circuses”. Zimmermann’s Spring 2014 presentation encouraged attendees to think back the magic, and optimism that the “Big Top” conjured for us as children. Viewing the results of this inspiration felt like peeking into the most glamorous vaudeville starlet’s travel-trunk. Within this sartorial encapsulation of her wild “carnie” life, there was a look for every fantasy situation in which we could imagine her; filling the steamer trunk to the brim were flitty, little pintucked-chiffon dresses in which she could perform a torch song, cinched high-waisted shorts in which she could balance (on one leg of course) atop a cantering horse, and ultra-feminine suits in which she could head into town in order to both run errands and turn heads. She’d be winning attention through proportion and detail–full-legged cropped pants, slashed sternum cut-outs, and kerchief hems, for example–as hers is a subdued palette of hazy tobacco-tinged rose tones, against black/ecru graphic motifs.
These hues–realized in the brand’s much-sought-after swimwear–made for some of the most romantically sophisticated maillots we’ve ever seen (think less Daisy Fuentes in S.I, more Daisy Buchanan poolside) and we are sure they’ll be making quite the elegant splash next Spring/Summer.