Filed under: Editorial
I originally stumbled upon the genius of Jacky Tsai after a friend sent me his work from Hyperbeast, and holy cow!!! It DID look familiar and that's because you can see his work in Alexander McQueen's designs and runway shows. I emailed Jacky to find out his inspiration and the work this entailed, and to my joy he emailed me right back (even during Chinese New Year's!). Lets find out what he had to say:
From Jacky, "The skull took around 1 year to finalise all the detailed flowers. The inspiration comes from the iconic floral skull image I made for McQueen 6 years ago. I upgraded the floral skull game in a new level..
... My design partner, Linda Tsai spent 3 months to experiment the leather flower technique, after many tests, you see the beautiful outcome.
Each leather flower represents a soul of animals in this planet....the giant skull makes all the souls revived."