New Glowing Silk Dress

The glowing silk evening gowns created using fluorescent silk materials developed by the Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO (NIAS) using genetic recombination technology in silkworm, were presented in the 2016 Yumi Katsura Grand Collection in Osaka held at the Osaka Imperial Hotel on July 20, 2016. The glowing silk dresses were jointly produced by Hama-Chirimen Kogyo Cooperative Association, Yumi Katsura International, and NARO.

The evening gown in the top picture was created using silk materials with green fluorescent protein, and the one below using silk materials with purple-red fluorescent protein. Both pictures on the left were taken under normal white light and the ones on the right were taken under blue light.

Photo courtesy - Yumi Katsura International.