Luisi Evison, Upper Sixth, has appeared in two of British Vogue Runway’s SS21 collection campaigns: ultra-contemporary Milan brand MSGM, and feminine, urban-inspired brand Self-Portrait.
Luisi, who began modelling this summer after being spotted on Instagram during lockdown, is thrilled to appear in such high-profile campaigns so early on in her career. She says, “I found out that I was going to be in Vogue while I was at school on my lunch break, and I was literally jumping for joy. I am so excited and happy to be featured; it really is unbelievable!”
Luisi has appeared in three campaigns so far: the collections mentioned above, alongside a photoshoot for renowned high-fashion brand Miu Miu which appeared as part of an Instagram campaign to their 7.5 million followers.
“I have always loved fashion, and enjoy creating styles that I see in magazines on a budget by scouting out some lookalike pieces on the high street,” Luisi explains. “To be working in this world with professional models, photographers and stylists is a dream come true, and I’m so grateful for the experience. I was nervous at my first photoshoot, but everyone has been so lovely and encouraging and the more photoshoots I do the more comfortable I become.
“The support that I have received across the board has been amazing,” Luisi continues. “My ‘mother agent’ (a person assigned to a model who is not yet signed to an agency) has been like my fairy godmother in setting everything up, and my family and friends have been so supportive as well.”
Alongside her academic work (Luisi studies Business BTEC alongside Dance and Photography at A Level), Luisi is Dance Captain at Bede’s Legat Dance Academy and dedicates a significant amount of time every week to training and performing. “I absolutely love it,” Luisi enthuses. “Dance has always been a real passion of mine, and to have access to such a high level of teaching and opportunity to perform in big productions like Bede’s Cabaret and the Legat Showcase at the Attenborough Centre is fantastic. It’s hard work, but definitely worth it.
“My dance training definitely helps with modelling, as I can make suggestions in terms of poses and experiment with different movements during photoshoots. It has been a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to do more!”
After completing her Sixth Form studies at Bede’s, Luisi plans to study for a Dance degree at university or take a gap year to pursue modelling opportunities.
Alex Murphy, Director of Dance at Bede’s, says, “Luisi has always shown immense dedication to her studies, and this fantastic opportunity is very well deserved. We wish her the best of luck in all of her future projects.”