Exploring the relationship between protection and the human body, Alpinestars and artist Death Spray Custom collaborated to create a unique and visually striking race suit. The “Anatomy” suit, designed by London-based Death Spray Custom (AKA David Gwyther) was hand built in Alpinestars’ race factory in Northern Italy as part of a consistent effort to fuse art, design, technology and racing. Alpinestars invited DSC to their European headquarters in 2011 to consult with technicians and explore the idea of creating a custom collaborative suit that would offer the same amount of protection as a standard Alpinestars suit, but with an artistic agenda as well. Gwyther, who frequently draws from motorsports and all forms of transportation for inspiration, is an avid motorcyclist and all-around bona fide gear head. He saw this partnership as new medium and a new canvas to apply his craft.
The Anatomy suit features a variety of bovine and kangaroo leathers, which were carefully selected to achieve the texture, color and effect of a traditional anatomy model. A red (as opposed to black) mesh liner was selected to further emphasize the anatomy theme.