Designer Nikki Zimmerman talks about her luxe summer essentials

When sisters Nikki and Simone Zimmerman co-founded their design house in Sydney 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 Ruby.

What started as a simple swimwear and casual resort line has blossomed into a global empire, complete with runway shows and boutiques across the US, Australia and Europe.

Mixed with bright colors and fun prints, this brand’s feminine elegance blends with the fun of summer and proves to be the catnip of its elevated beach ensemble.

Zimmermann will open its seventh store in New York next month in Southampton, which is a sister store to its East Hampton location, which is already a local favourite. Here, Nicky Zimmermann shares her chic – and very stylish – picks for summer.

“I first saw this ring in New York years ago and finally bought one for myself recently. I think it is very beautiful.”

Palm Leaf ring $11,550 at Anita Koo

“I always like to have orchids fresh at home. They have intense color and each flower has its own unique beauty.”

‘Vanda’ orchids (Yanban) $65 Flower Bucks

“This dress is a different look to the kaftan and has a real sense of comfort. I love the deep color – it is really beautiful.”

Anneke dress, $995 at Zimmermann

“We always want to bring an Australian touch to our stores around the world and sometimes we do so with our artistic choice. First Nations artist Beverly Rogers is incredibly talented and someone we look up to often – she paints the most amazing paintings.”

Beverly Rogers “22-62” palette, $163 at Martumili

“The look of this chair is so elegant. We have one in our Paris store and around the dining table at home. They rotate, which everyone seems to be enjoying!”

Tulip chair $2280 plateau

“I’m usually drawn to fresh floral scents, but I’m wearing this at the moment [woodsy-jasmine-saffron fragrance]. It’s a little stronger than I’d normally go, but I really enjoy it.”

Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum (35 ml) $195 Maison Francis Kurkdjian

“I prefer wearing this one-piece swimsuit on vacation. I love the simplicity of this style, and the fit, and have always been drawn to the pretty paisley prints.”

“Anneke Chain Link” Swimwear $330 Zimmermann

“It was a really fun read and it brought back childhood memories from playing tennis.”

“Apples do not fall” by Lian Moriarty$17 at Amazon

“I recently bought several of these lamps in multiple colors around the house. They are simple, fun, and have a beautiful glow.”

Bellhop lamp $325 money

“I’ve always been obsessed with skincare. My favorite things are the Barbara Sturm Facial Mist and Augustinus Bader for the face, which I find rich and hydrating.”

Hydrating Facial Mist (50ml) $95 Dr. Sturm; Rich Cream (15ml) $89 Augustinus Badr