SpaceForce Uniform

[Final Degree Project] During 2018, one of the star measures of the President of the United States Donald Trump was the foundation of the 6th military branch dedicated to the presence in space. Leaving aside all the controversy created by this announcement, multiple personalities such as Elon Musk or Neil DeGrasse Tyson acknowledged that the idea was not so crazy, and that in fact this military corps already exist in countries like Russia. Their functions move away from stellar wars or preventing the non-existent space terrorism as most people thought at first. Rather, they focus on satellite systems, information and security, as well as other possible actions that have little to do with a war context.  

This new institution opens a new opportunity when it comes to redesigning military uniforms by updating their appearance, applying new materials and adapting them to the needs that current labor contexts require. It is also necessary to focus on distancing this new military institution from others such as the Navy or the Marines, for example, so that in this way an image based on technology and progress prevails over the violent and conservative majority conception of the military world. It is about attracting and recruiting a new generation of young talent while the institution generates acceptance over a social majority.

After an analysis of the contemporary western armies, the office or control room is identified as the new work space, and other problems are detected regarding the number of uniforms per soldier, the gender differentiation, and the comfort of the clothes and beads. The solution goes through knitting as a manufacturing technique to produce a single uniform that can be synthesized by layers and adapted to the different military areas analyzed for this new SpaceForce. This will allow developing a uniform that has not only improved physical characteristics and that does not generate waste, but whose appearance and functionality will suppose a qualitative leap over its predecessors.

FUNCTIONAL LAYER Ultra-tight outfit for greater lightness, flexibility and circulation, ideal for work contexts such as offices, control rooms, laboratories or workshops. Composed of long-sleeve compression shirt, compression leggings, shorts, underwear and sock-boots manufactured by knitting.

OFFICIAL LAYER Destined for occasions in which the badges take relevance such as meetings and public appearances. Composed of a beret and a garment specially designed for the exaltation of the figure of the soldier synthesizing the elements of the traditional uniform. This last piece is manufactured by knitting and includes a magnetization closure technology also applied to the necks of the officers, whose range insignia are easily interchangeable.

GALA LAYER For ceremonial events and parades. Characterized by a poncho opened at the front that allows visibility of the left lapel, where the decorations and important badges are concentrated. Manufactured by 'knitting' and laser cutting.