alice potts uses sweat and urine to engineer new biological accessories

alice potts uses sweat and urine to engineer new biological accessories

alice potts’ collection, ‘perspire,’ comprises sports equipment and fashion materials with crystallized objects, composed by the act of sweating. by utilizing a ‘unique materialization [process] of the individuals own biology,‘ potts bridges a visual representation of the unseen beauty of perspiration with a natural process to ‘create our own accessories.
the crystals on the ballet shoe are made from sweat
all images courtesy of alice potts



while at the royal college of art, potts was able to create a process that paved the foundation for perspire. she believes that it is a collection that focuses on ‘finding the perfect balance between body, fashion and science‘ and highlights the importance of sweating as a natural process that ‘every human goes through.
concept taken that in the future our bodies will be able to secrete their own accessories



the artist/fashion designer/inventor describes herself as a ‘material researcher’, using nature and a multidisciplinary educational background to create a new, sustainable alternative future.

unique pieces are built since each participant’s natural process of perspiration differs
ballet sample #1
using the same process created for the sweat crystals, potts crystallized her own urine
athlete experiment participant 1
boxer sample
soccer shoe sample
ballet shoe sample #2
up-close image of crystal
ballet shoe sample #3
ballet shoe sample #4

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