Older models hit the runway at Australian Fashion Week – Daily Mail

  • Thomas Puttick has educated with the likes of Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang and Alexander Wang
  • For his Australian Fashion Week present the designer selected models for his or her 'variety'
  • Politician Anne Aly, musician Sarsha Simone and Sierra Leone refugee Aminata Conteh-Biger all walked
  • 'The brand new collection is a manner for us to current empowered ladies who've a powerful message,' he stated

Australian Fashion Week kicked off with a vibrant show of a few of the most prestigious Australian designers and models on Monday.

However amongst the plethora of catwalk stars was one designer selecting to showcase the fantastic thing about age.

Thomas Puttick debuted models like 50-year-previous politician Anne Aly, musician Sarsha Simone and Sierra Leone refugee Aminata Conteh-Biger who stormed the runway dressed head to toe in items from the designer's stylish new assortment.

Earlier than the present started Puttick defined the concept got here from a have to have fun variety. Not directly every girl who walked, whether or not she be older, shorter, or extra distinct than the traditional catwalk mannequin, had impressed Puttick.

'The brand new collection is a manner for us to current empowered ladies who've a powerful message, and who carry themselves,' he stated.

Puttick has educated with the likes of Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang and Christopher Esber however this was his first time presenting alone at vogue week.

Before the show began Puttick explained the idea came from a need to celebrate diversity. In some way each woman who walked, whether she be older, shorter, or more distinct than the usual catwalk model, had inspired Puttick
Before the show began Puttick explained the idea came from a need to celebrate diversity. In some way each woman who walked, whether she be older, shorter, or more distinct than the usual catwalk model, had inspired Puttick

Earlier than the present started Puttick defined the concept got here from a have to have fun variety. Not directly every girl who walked, whether or not she be older, shorter, or extra distinct than the traditional catwalk mannequin, had impressed Puttick

Every girl who modeled for the model, many of their 50s and 60s, got here from a various vary of backgrounds. 

There have been stylists, blogger and ex-supermodel Yvonne Tozzi, Lynn Staton, Isobel Blomfield, a graphic designer, group acitivists, a paralegal and documentary movie maker.

'It is nice to put on garments for girls over 50 and remind folks we're not useless but,' 60-year-previous Yvonne Tozzi, who's daughter Cheyenne can also be a mannequin, stated forward of the present. 

The style present, which was titled Variations on a Floral Theme, additionally raised cash for anti-home violence charity White Ribbon, Buzzfeed News reviews.

An ongoing flower theme was used all through the present with a lot of the models themselves painted in a white hydrangea sort sample.

Lots of the models are represented by Silverfox Administration Group, an company which believes 'you'll be able to't outline folks by age anymore as customers'.

Many of the models are represented by Silverfox Management Group, an agency which believes 'you can't define people by age anymore as consumers'

Lots of the models are represented by Silverfox Administration Group, an company which believes 'you'll be able to't outline folks by age anymore as customers'

The clothes themselves shone in their own light with luxurious silks in a mixture of neutral tones and ribbed cotton used to highlight the natural sway of each models body

The garments themselves shone in their very own mild with luxurious silks in a combination of impartial tones and ribbed cotton used to spotlight the pure sway of every models physique

'It is about mindset and customary values. It is develop into tribal. Manufacturers that succeed will undertake a era-much less strategy,' the company web site reads. 

The garments themselves shone in their very own mild with luxurious silks in a combination of impartial tones and ribbed cotton used to spotlight the pure sway of every models physique.

However Puttick wasn't the solely designer incorporating variety into vogue week with esteemed womenswear label Sass and Bide additionally following swimsuit.

The model has been on a 14-year hiatus from Australian vogue week however made a glowing debut on Monday evening to a full entrance row.

Tassles and various skirt lengths had been a effectively-seasoned development introduced by the label in addition to fringed heels. 

'It simply felt proper to have ladies of various ages who would put on Sass & Bide and who themselves love garments,' Sass & Bide head designer Sophia Berman stated after the present.  

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Older models hit the runway at Australian Fashion Week - Daily Mail