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3p Weekend: 10 'Role Models' Walk the Runway at NYFW


With a busy week behind you and the weekend within reach, there’s no shame in taking things a bit easy on Friday afternoon. With this in mind, every Friday TriplePundit will give you a fun, easy read on a topic you care about. So, take a break from those endless email threads, and spend five minutes catching up on the latest trends in sustainability and business

Carrie Hammer graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in economics, and began her career as an advertising sales executive. At her new job, Hammer set out to dress for success, but she felt stifled with the limited options of fashionable professional clothing for women.

After years working in corporate advertising, Hammer left in 2012 to start her own company, Carrie Hammer, a custom dress line for professional businesswomen. The premise behind her brand is that "clothing should be made to fit the woman, and not the other way around."

Hammer made headlines with her debut runway show this month, ‘Role Models Not Runway Models,’ which included powerhouse women from CEOs and entrepreneurs, to the first model with Down syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week.

This week we tip our hats to Hammer for her bold choice -- and to her beautiful 'role models' who turned heads on the runway and kept us inspired.

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Image credits: Brian Ach/Getty Images (used with permission)

Mary Mazzoni is the Senior Editor of TriplePundit. You can follow her on Twitter @mary_mazzoni

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Mary Mazzoni, Senior Editor, has written for TriplePundit since 2013. She is also Managing Editor of CR Magazine and the Editor of 3p’s Sponsored Series. Her recent work can be found in Conscious Company and VICE’s Motherboard. She is based in Philadelphia.

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