Collection

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The avant-garde anime creatures that live in the Urban Underground are futuristic in design and dynamic in execution. These free-spirited characters have unbridled passion and are decidedly determined to make a statement.

 

Color plays an aggressive role in these looks, inspired by inner-city graffiti. Voluminous techniques produce bigger-than-life styles atop faces reminiscent of porcelain dolls.

 

Masked in heavy makeup with dramatic shadows, this collection tells an unconventional story woven with mystery.

The Process

Models:
  Josh Patterson, Shannyl Munson, Julie Smith

Hair:
  Danielle Kerr, Kathie Benson, Danielle Patterson

Makeup:
  Yvette Perez, Kathie Benson

Photographer:
  Alex Slattery

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The Models

 
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Shannyl
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Julie
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Josh
 

The Designers


Tania Diaz


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Fashion clearly complimented art in Tania Diaz’s line of recycled pieces. Inspired by the fun, young, blatant femininity of Betsey Johnson, Diaz employed the likes of Vogue, Elle, Lucky and various Japanese magazines to create her fabric. “It was like being young again playing with glue and scissors and picking the coolest pictures and making collages...that turned into really cool dresses.”

 

Diaz plans to take the fashion world by storm in the future, with ambitions to work in design, fashion media and eventually own her own store.