Central Saint Martins design student Tina Gorjanc is planning to making a range of "human leather" goods using skin grown from Alexander McQueen's DNA.
London based designer Tina Gorjanc sourced the late designer's DNA from his first collection, 'Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims', the labels of which comprise of a single lock of his hair placed within a prespex and sewn on the clothes. She plans to glean the DNA from these hair into skin tissue, which will be then tan and turn into human leather. Eventually, she will fashion this leather into an already designed collection (of bags, jackets and bagpacks)– dubbed "The Pure Human"
Gorjanc filed a patent application in May 2016, which would cover the material made from McQueen's genetic information using this particular chain of processes.