Ben Elliot

Smartsuit

Smartsuit is a speculative garment designed by Ben Elliot, envisioning the future of clothing the human body. Minimalist, utilitarian and streamlined for daily use, Smartsuit acts as a true bioskin, fulfilling the body’s needs in a society driven by technology.

Constructed from smart biomaterials and acting as a new exoskeleton, Smartsuit adapts to unlimited colours and forms intuitively to its user’s own individuality while responding to its environment. The suit adapts to the weather, provides the warmth, energy and nutrients needed by the host, optimises the body’s performance levels, enhances the senses, stores unlimited data and connects intuitively to all social networks. Smartsuit is self-cleaning, self-repairing and self-fragrancing.

Continuing Elliot’s exploration of corporate and personal brand identity, Smartsuit is a projection of the future of fashion and wearable technology in the next century. This first generation Smartsuit prototype is inspired by the form of the Gucci tracksuit and Gucci webbing stripe and is worn by the artist’s personal 3D avatar. It features a hybrid logo that shifts between the Gucci square ‘G’ monogram and the artist’s own initials — an overlapping ‘BE’ form that is also applied in the metaverse as the artist’s own cryptocurrency symbol.

Dan Thawley

Smartsuit - © Ben Elliot
Smartsuit - © Ben Elliot
Smartsuit - © Ben Elliot
Smartsuit - © Ben Elliot
Smartsuit - © Ben Elliot
Smartsuit - © Ben Elliot
Smartsuit - © Ben Elliot

Smartsuit, 2021. A Magazine Curated By. / Screen table by Dalbin Paris.

Smartsuit - © Ben Elliot

A Magazine Curated By
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3d garment rendering @yagmur0guz
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Animation @fabeeobreen

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