Decided to give a try on redesign and choose a character I love, Jill Valentine (form Resident Evil franchise), having the 90's revival in mind.
Got the new and old designs as a base and drew over, simply like that. Tried to play a bit with different shapes, buckles and avoid top tank. Liked some and worked on it. Paid attention to the visual flow, so she's not too crowded with visual infos.
Another thing that inspired me: tough woman wardrobe in fictional worlds. We can do better beyond the "feminine is too soft" (also too binary), and go beyond the top tanks :)