Fashion Student Wants To Use Alexander McQueen’s DNA For Human Leather
A Central Saint Martins Student is debating current biological information legislation with a fashion concept of human leather products
Tina Gorjanc, a fashion student at Central Saint Martins, has proposed a controversial concept using DNA from the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Using samples obtained from labels in his first collection, Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victim, which have strands of the designer’s own hair, Gorjanc plans to create commercial goods.
McQueen also began his career at Central Saint Martins; he passed away in 2010 at age 40.
Going as far as to filing a patent application for the process in which McQueen’s genetic material would be harvested into skin tissue, Gorjan, would then tan and process it to create human leather for purses, handbags, backpacks, and other similar goods all forming part of her project, Pure Human.