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Presented by Zimmermann: How One of the World’s Most Famous Female Spies Inspired the Fall 2019 Collection


Presented by Zimmermann: How One of the World's Most Famous Female Spies Inspired the Fall 2019 Collection

By Jimmy Kontomanolis for Zimmermann | July 8, 2019 | Style & Beauty

While Miami prepares for the return of our beloved Swim Week—and along with it, the parties, the bikinis and of course, plenty of sunshine—one brand has us looking ahead to fall.


Inspired by military influences, Zimmermann’s Fall 2019 collection brings to life what Creative Director Nicky Zimmermann considers a modern day Nancy Wake. Wake, who became known as The White Mouse, was a leading figure in the French resistance against Allied forces in World War II. With the world of espionage on her mind, Zimmermann set out to create a collection that evokes a specific woman—strong, resilient, brave, feminine, selfless, and a bit mysterious. All words that could certainly be used to describe Wake, who once said, “I don’t see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas.” Not one to sit back, Wake became a secret agent and landed herself on the Gestapo’s most wanted list.

Here, we share five pieces from Zimmermann’s Fall 2019 collection that are perfect for the Miami woman who knows the power of her femininity, and who, like Wake, isn’t afraid to be brave, bold and daring.


The Espionage Corded Lace Mini brings to mind the French countryside, and makes for a perfect Miami party look as fall approaches. With summer-like weather all year round, this look is bound to grace many a fall garden party.


The Sabotage Lace Batwing Mini makes a bold and daring statement. Miami’s most brave fashionistas will make the city their runway in this head-turning number all season long.


The Resistance Batwing Dress is equal parts sexy, sophisticated and uber chic. Dare we say it would even make for a perfect Swim Week look?


Nothing says fall quite like the perfect trench coat, and the Sabotage Drill Anorak will have you feeling like the world’s chicest spy.


In true Zimmermann style, there’s nothing like a long flowy dress. But the Espionage Lace Up Dress takes the style to a whole new level. Sophisticated and elegant, we’re bound to see this look on Miami’s most glam women at fall’s most high-profile parties.

The Fall 2019 collection is available now at Zimmermann Bal Harbour. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-397-8231,

Photography by: Photography courtesy of Zimmermann