"Urban Warrior" Editorial Photoshoot
Photos: Michael Holt
Model: Carmen Lee
"Urban Warrior" focuses on the underground of Melbourne and those who take the risk of exploring these abandoned buildings for pleasure. These enigmatic nomads have garnered a reputation as thrill seekers, putting their lives in danger for the racing pulse that a solitary, unpredictable underground world harbours within. By venturing into these locations explorers are able to view what hasn’t been seen for years, and are able to experience a completely foreign atmosphere that can be intense and exciting.
The abandoned subway is being explored by a strong female figure. The clothing was designed to represent this strength and take a high fashion editorial style on the "Urban Explorer" concept. Emphasis was made on the textures of the fabrics and the way they interact with each other when worn together and when manipulated. Experimenting with the proportion of the elements like the size of the hood and the volume of the pants formed interesting relationships between shape and the body, blending fashion with functionality.