Australian fashion label Zimmermann has showcased its fall 2020 collection at New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

The range, dubbed Lady Beetle, is inspired by lucky charms, fortune telling and superstition. 

Creative director Nicky Zimmermann said she wanted to bring a sense of fun and spirit to lucky charms.

"We wanted to create a collection that felt optimistic, upbeat and had a sense of humour to it.

"There’s so much rich imagery that we have been able to delve into – all sorts of lucky symbols and icons are incorporated into prints, surfaces and textures.

"We played with lady beetles and horse shoes in our embroideries, an evil eye artwork on silk, we touched on some astrology references in our sequins and set it against a backdrop of the chalky and diffused colours of the rainbow.

"It’s been lots of fun to work on and I think we’ve captured the mood we wanted in the clothes."

In announcing the collection, Zimmermann confirmed it has launched several ventures to aid Australian bushfire victims including a donation to the Red Cross and a koala t-shirt to raise funds.

The brand encouraged all consumers to donate to wildlife and emergency charities.

"We have all been devastated by the recent, and ongoing Australian Bushfires and their impact on our beautiful country, communities and wildlife.

"So many people, including people within our team have been affected and we continue to find ways to help."

Zimmermann also worked with the CNCF to plant 10 native trees for each person attending the fall 2020 show, which will support natural ecosystems and wildlife, creating habitats that are more resilient to Australia’s climate.

The collection featured deep velvets, faded upholstery fabrics, soft metallic nappa leathers and checked wools.

These were offset with the brand's signature soft blouses; floating dresses and leggy hemlines.

Details included velvet trims; hand sequined organzas, cross-stitched leather trim, and crystal buttons and carry through to accessories; velvet saddle bags and pouches with exaggerated fringing, ombre-tinted eyewear with pastel resin frames and charm bracelets.

Fabrics in the range were manipulated through deep pintucks, patch-worked textiles and elaborate ruffles.

Knitted pullovers featured prominently offering lace-like weaves and oversized collars in thick cotton; to fluffier textures of cashmere and lamb’s wool with creeping evil eye embroideries.

Masculine influences were also showcased in belted boiler suits; double breasted tuxedo tailoring and boots.

The collection's palette featured faded pinks, biscuit, chalky whites and washed blue with crescendos of deep purple and mustard.

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