Embracing Urban Wilderness: A Journey of Rediscovery and Resilience

In the bustling concrete jungles of our modern cities, amidst the endless rush and chaos, lies a hidden world of untamed beauty – the urban wilderness. As humans, our connection to nature is deeply ingrained in our DNA, but the fast-paced urban lifestyle often blinds us to the wonders that exist just beyond the edges of the concrete jungle. In recent times, an increasing number of individuals and communities have embarked on an inspiring journey to reclaim and embrace the urban wilderness, heralding a new era of environmental consciousness and balance.



In this editorial, we celebrate the growing movement of urban wilderness enthusiasts who are rediscovering the magic and resilience of nature within the confines of our cities. The urban wilderness is not just an aesthetic delight but also a powerful reminder of our inherent connection to humans as well. 

The urban wilderness holds immense potential to reconcile our modern lives with the natural world. It reminds us that even in the midst of the concrete expanse, the sublime beauty and healing power of nature can thrive. As we continue to grapple with the consequences of an increasingly urbanized planet, embracing the urban wilderness becomes not just an architectural trend or environmental movement but a necessary prescription for a balanced and sustainable future. Let us immerse ourselves in the wonders of the urban wilderness and reconnect with the earth and humans that sustain us. By weaving nature back into the urban fabric, we can foster resilience, nurture our souls, and create cities that are not just concrete jungles, but dynamic, thriving ecosystems that resonate with the harmony of the natural world.

Photography: Simone Paccini

Project manager + fashion coordinator: Alessia Caliendo

Make-up: Claudia Oyanedel using MAC Cosmetics represented by B&A Creative Agency

Hair: Risako Itamochi

Model: Lila Flowers at Wilhelmina Models

Styling: Aurora Cappelli, Matilde Murari, Carlotta Campus, Davide Menegazzo, Desire Tortora, Erica Amendola, Ester Kasmi, Ilenia Gemin, Gaia Rossi, Iris Manuelli, Lucrezia Tondelli, Rebecca Vendramini, Rossella Taria Like, Sasha Moussa, Tommaso Ferraro, Zaira Bazzanella, Sofia Rainieri, Francesca Dai and Aurora De Bortoli.

Production: MOODART Fashion School of Communication











From the LAYERS book, Issue 47.

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