Alexander McQueen's DNA has been used to create skin tissue, which has been turned into leather accessories by a Central Saint Martin's alumni Tina Gorjac.
Alexander McQueen's DNA has been used to make leather accessories.
A Central Saint Martin's alumni, Tina Gorjac, who studied under the late fashion designer - who committed suicide in 2010 aged 40 - is set to create a new fashion line called Pure Human, which will be made out of the mogul's skin tissue produced from his DNA used in his designs.
According to Oyster Magazine Tina pulled the creative mastermind's locks of hair from the garments containing his tresses in the pockets from his first collection in 1992 called Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims.
The hair samples carrying the couturier's DNA have been scientifically modified with cell culture to successfully grow patches of flesh, which follows the same process as animal hide, and is then tanned, cut into panels and sewn together to create the final products including leather jackets, handbags and purses.
Tina's project was allegedly given the go ahead to use the body hair from Alexander's debut capsule by the owner of the clothing range, who has donated more hair to assist with her upcoming creations.
However, the budding designer has previously revealed her plans to make the unusual clothing range have not been prevented because there are no copy right laws inhibiting the use of human genetics.
Speaking previously about the forthcoming collection, she said: ''If a student like me was able to patent a material extracted from Alexander McQueen's biological information as there was no legislation to stop me ... we can only imagine what big corporations with bigger funding are going to be capable of doing in the future.''
And Tina has revealed the inspiration for the line was based on ''undiscovered domains'' and technology.
Speaking about the idea behind the designs, she explained: ''The growing appetite of the industry to indulge in the exotic is shifting its interest towards undiscovered domains and technologies that are redefining the value of luxury.''
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