UPCYCLING - MOTORSPORTS EDITION
A design study that reimagines the utilization of vintage race-worn racewear. Each bespoke racesuit piece takes the reengineering of fire-proof NOMEX to the max, repurposing an essential piece of motorsports wear after it's aged out of its homologation window.
REPURPOSED & REENGINEERED
Serial no. 001 utilizes an upcycled vintage race-worn Sparco NASCAR flameproof race suit dating back to the 1990s. Every inch of the original suit was utilized from the patches and pockets right down to the zipper.
The front side of the tote utilizes the chest of the suit, from the neck down to the waist. The original zipper is fully functional and a button was added to the top to further increase the rigidity of the structure.
The rear of the tote utilizes the front waist down to the knees, including the functional front pockets.
The sides and bottom utilize the arms of the suit.
Shoulder straps were engineered using the waist strap along with the race suit's original shoulder grab handles, and are adorned with the original Sparco neck tags along with the Sparco and NASCAR patches.
ALL IN THE DETAILS
The interior is lined with the suit's back, legs and arms. A pocket was engineered using the original Sparco elastic band stitched in the suit's interior.
The only piece of additional fabric used throughout the tote is the orange nylon strip that lines the inner rim of the tote which was engineered to add structural integrity.