The Unstoppable Mali Koopman

At her New York Fashion Week debut, Mali Koopman proudly struts the runway for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Altuzarra, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Lacoste, Narciso Rodriguez, Public School, Tory Burch and Vera Wang. 

Mali Koofman New York Fashion Week Debut © Chic Management
Mali Koopman New York Fashion Week Debut © Chic Management


The 19-year-old is favoured to be Australia’s next big young talent export for the fashion world after her entry into the international stage, merely two years into her modeling career.

     “Mali Koopman could be Australia’s next big model export.” – Vogue Australia

From the runways of Sydney to New York, Koopman’s talent for the fashion platform is not easily missed. Her rising star status was confirmed at her showstopping appearance at Calvin Klein. Koopman found comfort in the New York casting process  as she noticed some similarities with Sydney.

Koopman’s international debut success contributed to her positive experience at the fashion week  shows.

“My favourite show so far was DKNY. After seeing the looks collectively I knew it would be my favourite. I think you enjoy a show more when you feel good in the clothing, and I don’t think anyone can complain this afternoon since everything is pretty amazing.” – Mali Koopman (Vogue)

Mali Koopman New York Fashion Week © Chic Management
Mali Koopman New York Fashion Week © Chic Management

Koopman is a regular 19-year-old, binge watching Avatar – The Last Airbender in her free time and pursuing her passion for architecture, like her parents. Her studies have been deferred to focus on her modeling career but she is devoted to completing her studies in Australia or the USA.