These Leather Products Use Designer Alexander McQueen's DNA

By: Riley von Niessen - Jul 14, 2016
References: behance.net & dezeen
Tina Gorjanc created a series of human leather products that make use of famed fashion designer Alexander McQueen's DNA.

The 'Pure Human' project comments on the "protection of biological information" and aims to debate the "current legal structures" that surround it. Tina Gorjanc was able to manufacture human leather for the project based off the DNA of designer Alexander McQueen by extracting some of his genetic material and "implementing it into a cell culture." With this, she makes jackets, backpacks and accessories from an eerie skin-toned material that's complete with added freckles and other natural-looking variations.

Tina Gorjanc explains the project by saying that if she was able to patent extractions of Alexander McQueen's DNA without any law preventing her, "we can only imagine what big corporations with bigger funding are going to be capable of doing in the future."