"I've chosen to present the collection alongside muses instead of models," exclaimed designer Thomas Puttick pre-show at fashion week. Doing away with traditional runway models, Puttick has assembled an inspiring line-up of real women of all ages, shapes and ethnicity to debut his new collection.
"Each of the women today are empowering points of reference and I can't thank them enough for making the show possible." Amid the line-up of 'muses' is 2016 Instyle and Audi Women Of Style nominee, counter-terrorism expert Anne Aly.
The Labor MP for the Perth seat of Cowan made her debut walking for the 23-year-old environmentally stable designer. “I think it’s really important to support young talent and the support that he has for White Ribbon. That’s why I’m doing it. Plus I love his clothes. You can’t say no.
“Too often fashion seems out of the grasp of a lot of people in everyday life," Anne told The Australian.
Making fashion relevant to all women is part of Thomas' mission, "together we can showcase modern femininity for what it truly is - empowering and conscious," says the Sydney-based designer.
Keep scrolling to see highlights from the runway.