This is a 'generic' design for the DCO MMO... instead of designing 100 different helmets, 100 different chest pieces, 100 different gloves etc etc. for character customization, we thought it would be best to design 'complete outfits' which could then be available as separate pieces.
I always thought this approach is much much better, even if hardly anyone will ever wear a 'complete outfit' as designed, it makes it much easier to come up with different ideas for the pieces if you first think of the 'whole'... otherwise things can start getting 'generic' and tiring FAST! None of the colors or names were set, this was just all done by us (the concept artist) as a way to give the character a quick backstory to help in the design process.
For this one, I needed to design "bulky tech", so I immediately though of late 80's/early 90's anime... all the shapes were simpler and bulkier, and the weapons were often HUUUUGE.. AND her silhouette still needs to say "I'm a woman"... bulky tech and women's curves, always a fun challenge.