Leomie Anderson is a style shapeshifter. Last night saw the model modernise jeans and heels for a Versace party, the evening prior Anderson made waves at the Fashion Awards in an embellished Topshop dress. She makes pulling vintage and streetwear together look flattering and uncomplicated. Her evolving style certainly deserves a closer look.
For Anderson, another day is another cool look. At the opening of Versace's new Sloane Street boutique, the cover girl brought a personal touch to one of the biggest trends of the season, the slogan top. With the athleisure aesthetic showing no signs of abating, she styled a down jacket with a black hoodie stamped with the phrase 'This P** Grabs Back' from her own streetwear label LAPP.
The evening prior Anderson made waves at the Fashion Awards in an embellished Topshop dress to the Fashion Awards. This comes just days after the Victoria's Secret Angel attended a screening of the underwear label's catwalk show in a tuxedo dress and a covetable vintage Dior clutch.
Demonstrating that a standard red-carpet gown is often a boring proposition, Leomie stunned at the MTV EMAs earlier this month in a self-styled outfit. With a tartan miniskirt and her hair slicked into an Arianna Grande-worthy ponytail, she wore a vintage double-breasted Vivienne Westwood riding blazer in scarlet with puffed shoulders. There is more to Leomie than meets the eye.
The model first came to our attention as the insatiable 'new face' on the reality TV show The Model Agency in 2011. In the six long years since this South Londoner signed with Premier Model Management, she has achieved a lot. For one, after two consecutive seasons of rejection, she was cast for the Victoria's Secret runway this year. She's also walked for Yeezy and Jeremy Scott and started her own streetwear label, LAPP.
Though it may seem like any model worth her catwalk kudos has solidified their fashion credentials by launching a brand, Leomie's is a different beast. Called LAPP, which stands for 'Leomie Anderson the Project the Purpose' it 'is all about empowering women and promoting confidence, positivity and unity through fashion and creating another platform to voice women's issues.'
By publishing articles titled 'The Erasure Of Black Women In Streetwear' and 'How Social Media Can Help Young Designers In The Fashion Industry' while also selling a slick stream of affordable sportswear, LAPP uses fashion and content as a vehicle to talk about women's issues. And, the same can be said for Leomie's modelling career. Using occasions like a photo opp at a store launch, this model is always spreading her holistic message.