Zimmerman was founded in 1991 by sister Nicky and Simone Zimmermann – with Nicky’s degree in fashion from East Sydney Technical College and Simone’s background in marketing, the pair were fully equipped with the skills necessary to make their womenswear label a success. Just a year after inception, in 1992, the sisters opened their first Zimmermann boutique in Sydney, which helped drive the rapid expansion of the label. The brand profile was further increased in 1996 when Zimmermann presented at the first ever Australian Fashion Week in Sydney. Winning many awards and accolades along the way, Zimmermann creates two ranges each season – Ready-to-Wear and Swimwear – which continue to satisfy demanding fashionista’s throughout the globe. As of 2011, Zimmermann had 15 standalone boutiques throughout Australia including in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane, as well as a recently opened standalone boutique in Los Angeles. Additionally, the Zimmermann brand is stocked in some of the world’s finest fashion boutiques, including Harrods of London, CK Tangs of Singapore, Lane Crawford of Hong Kong, and Neiman Marcus and Barneys stores throughout the US. With each collection Zimmermann stays true to its original vision – womenswear with sophisticated femininity, strong silhouettes, interesting colour combinations and delicate unique prints. At a result, a bikini, swimsuit of womenswear garment is instantly recognisable as Zimmermann, thanks to the individuality of mixing fashion with swimwear. Zimmermann present their ready-to-wear collections each year at Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, and the Miami Swim Fair in the US. They maintain showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, London and New York.