Boris is as much celebrated for his inventions as his designs, his leather jackets and trousers now boast the strongest method of attaching seams, using strips of home-made fibre glass glue applied under thousands of tonnes. Boris has also invented three new transparent leathers, some of which can mould themselves directly to the wearers form.
The red colours introduced in the AW11 collection were inspired the various shades of blood at different stages of dryness:
‘It started with the blood when I cut myself and I observed then that blood develops so many different tones in its healing process. I found something of a curiosity of that shade change of red into black, and from then on I could not wait to dye with different types of blood and see how and what works on leather and on fabric. Finally we used pig blood.’