Tranceflora 2, 2015
Made with genetically engineered silk developed by scientists at the National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Sputniko!’s 'Tranceflora' combines traditional craftsmanship with advanced technology to mesmerising effect. The luminous silk is created by adding the genes of glowing jellyfish and coral to silkworms, woven by master weavers at HOSOO textiles, Nishijin, Kyoto, and fashioned into an outfit designed by Masaya Kushino.
Tranceflora, Amy's Glowing Silk was exhibited at Tokyo's Gucci Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition Neo Nipponica in 2016. Commissioned by Gucci.
The ensemble, made with woven genetically engineered silk, with jacket, pants and boots, has been acquired to V&A Museum’s permanent collection.