Intimacy by Studio Roosegaarde and V2_

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Intimacy by Studio Roosegaarde

These dresses by Dutch designers Studio Roosegaarde and V2_ become transparent when approached.

Intimacy by Studio Roosegaarde

Called Intimacy, the garments are made of electrically-sensitive foils that become opaque or transparent according to alterations in current.

Intimacy by Studio Roosegaarde

Intimacy Black (above and below) is made from strips of black material that turn transparent as another person gets closer, while Intimacy White (top) varies in transparency depending on the wearer's own interactions with the dress.

Intimacy by Studio Roosegaarde

The two dresses will be exhibited at Centraal Museum Utrecht from 22 September.

Here's some more from the designers:


Intimacy is a fashion project about the relation between intimacy and technology.

Its high-tech garments 'Intimacy White' and 'Intimacy Black' are made out of interactive technologies and smart e-foils which become transparent based on personal interactions.

Intimacy by Studio Roosegaarde

Here social interactions determine the level of transparency; creating a sensual play of disclosure.

Intimacy is a project by Daan Roosegaarde, Maartje Dijkstra, Anouk Wipprecht, V2_ Lab (Simon de Bakker, Stan Wannet, Piem Wirtz) and the team of Studio Roosegaarde (Peter de Man, João Carneiro).


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  • edward

    Will we see this at next years Oscars awards? But Cannes for sure.

  • Felix

    the video really sells it. seeing someone shimmering like that would be unforgettable. they've nicely kept it subtle enough to still be elegant

  • bluenamoo

    What is this for? Cloth is cloth when people can wear it on a daily normal life. This is another masturbation of art.

    • polly

      lighten up. enjoy life and do something constructive

  • http://twitter.com/bo_s @bo_s

    I'm not gonna mention Lady Gaga… Oops, I did!!

    • xtiaan

      god people make out like she invented avant garde for girls
      what about nina hagen, kate bush, toyah wilcox, grace jones, siouxsie schaperelli etc etc etc all all the 1000s that came before, this time next year we will have forgotten who she is.

      • http://twitter.com/bo_s @bo_s

        Exactly. But you've got to admit that she made looking crazy popular by simply making pop music instead of obscure-artsy-conceptual music. She looks crazy just for the sake of it. I laugh at how people compare her to Grace Jones, Bjork, or even Christina Aguilera. They do different stuff, and dress the way they dress for different reasons.

        Ofercrissakes, I feel like commenting on YouTube :P

  • liquin1

    i want one!!! do they make those for guys?

  • xtiaan

    whats wrong with masturbation, or art for that matter

  • Fred

    yeah the video sells it and looks good..
    reality is probably going to be a huge dissapointment, that's a trademark of studio roosegaarde.

    • Polly

      Fred, you are such a drag; finally something adventurous!

      • Fred

        yeah, go see some of roosegaarde's exploits once in an exhibition. 80 percent change it'll look nothing like the crazy adventurous idea you'll expect to see by looking at his PR video/ booklet

  • Jewels Vern

    I didn’t see anything except a shimmer. If this is such a good idea, why won’t you actually show us a naked girl?

    And if you do actually show us a naked girl, what do we need your high tech clothes for? I mean, since she is already naked without them.

    Art often has that problem: that it contradicts itself.