Starting over in a new city is a daunting enough task as it is, even more so when that city happens to be halfway across the planet.

That was the challenge I took on when I decided to relocate from Austin, TX to Madrid, Spain last fall. Immigration, visas, shutting down and re-opening a business, and most importantly re-building a network of clients and collaborators from scratch.

I’ve been fortunate to make friends with several fascinating people doing equally fascinating work in my 6 short months here, in particular a young fashion designer named Guillermo who goes by the moniker XVSTRANGE. His work is equal parts organic and decay, combining and deconstructing elements of urbanism, classical art, and popular culture to create something entirely true to his unique vision of young fashion.

This series of photos is part of a new campaign for his LOST ART collection, which includes unique customized pieces along with his first forays into large-scale clothing production and distribution. We have plans to continue building the campaign one part at a time over coming months as the collection expands with pieces that will include both still photography and motion. If the journey of a million miles begins with a single step, then here’s to the next nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine.