UNDERCOVER WARRIOR

Sweater by Wrangler redesigned by Resi Bender vest by Yoko Culotte by Adidas Hyke Sneakers by Adidas Turtleneck by Lacoste Jeans, circle belt, tube belt, headscarf by Resi Bender

A KALTBLUT exclusive. Photography by Joseph Alexiadis. Art direction, costume & styling by Resi Bender. Make-up & hair by Ili the Dealy. Model is Marina Maru signed at Fresh Talents Management. Casting by Nicholas Exarchos.

Sweater by Wrangler redesigned by Resi Bender
vest by Yoko
Culotte by Adidas Hyke
Sneakers by Adidas
Turtleneck by Lacoste
Jeans, circle belt, tube belt, headscarf by Resi Bender

“Undercover is a portrait of a warrior. The kind of warrior which exists inside of each of us. The one who rebels for life, who wants to grow and take action. Our world is breaking apart, economically, ecologically and ethically. We can’t deny it. We need to break free, leave our comfort zones behind and engage actively into a new system, politically and socially. A system which teaches us empathy respects human rights follows social justice, tolerates different sexual orientations. A system which decentralizes power for more equitable participation. A system which regenerates our view towards ecological destruction to avoid nature to collapse. A system which is healthy, sustainable, resilient and courageous.

With this editorial we want to inspire to find the warrior inside of yourself to detach from obsolete fundamental moral opinions, suppressing believes structures and imprisoning behaviours and to set yourself free, to stand in for your and our future world.”

I am walking down the street just woken up from the hidden.
I was concealed in a cocoon to be protected from voyeurs.
I gained the strength to speak out loud:
I have no gender, no origin, no permanent residence.
My physical presence irritates you because I want to challenge your perception. My manifestation follows freedom. My appearance is not bound to any existing rules. I set myself free.
I am a warrior.
I am fighting for equality.
Come to my side.

suit shirts by YSL, Armani and Elte Paris
turtle neck by Lacoste
shoes by Nike
pants, jacket, corsets by Resi Bender

bomber jacket by Southpark
jacket by Sisley
down jackets by Uniqlo
jogging pants by Reebok
socks by Falke
sandals by Nomadic State of Mind
bomber jacket, rope harness by Resi Bender

Photography by Joseph Alexiadis / www.josephalexiadis.com / Instagram : @josephalexiadis

Art direction, costume & styling by Resi Bender / Instagram : @resibender

Resi Bender is a costume designer, and a video/performance artist. In her work, she plays with perception, mythology, questions of identity and the intricate net of interconnectivity. She challenges expectations, behaviours and concepts of our current system with fictional documentaries, costumes and experimental movement. She endeavours to raise awareness of mankind’s destructive impact on the planet and ourselves. Calling on us to define a new value system to overcome our ego-, growth-driven and short-sided behaviour.

Make-up & hair by Ili the Dealy /Instagram: @ili_the_dealy
Model is Marina Maru signed at Fresh Talents management /Instagram: @mar.maru_
management/casting by Nicholas Exarchos / Instagram : @nicolas_exarchos