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Thomas Puttick’s Australian Runway Show Featured ‘Empowered’ Women

Australian designer Thomas Puttick earned high marks for his powerful fashion show at Fashion Week Australia on Monday, which featured one of the most diverse catwalks yet.

The young designer featured women who aren’t professional models in his resort 2018 collection, including Aminata Conteh-Biger, a refugee from Sierra Leone, and Anne Aly, Australia’s first female Muslim MP (member of parliament). The show also featured other non-models ― like a musician, an activist and a graphic designer ― alongside woman of many different ages and sizes.

“The new series is a way for us to present empowered women who have a strong message, and who carry themselves,” Puttick told News AU. They all rocked the runway:

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