It looks like a species that has incorporated some amount of technology directly into their clothing. Possibly they use cybernetic enhancements, or else wear some kind of body suit, perhaps to regulate temperature when off their home world or provide some form of protection against weapons, radiation, etc.? The medals or buttons could denote rank, caste, cultural background, political or familial affiliation, or else be purely aesthetic. I’m getting almost a canine vibe off of the lower part of the face, so perhaps they are descendant from pack hunters, and have similarly close knit kin groups?
Regardless, very cool image. This species is certainly striking visually.