'Intimacy' begins a dialogue between tech and fashion
The Intimacy project is a leap in wearable technology which uses subtle intelligence to combine hiding and showing in fashion. Envisioned by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde, Intimacy is sensuous technology getting closer and closer to one's skin so that it becomes intimate extensions of our skin. Developed by his lab, Studio Roosegaarde, V2_Lab and fashion designer Maartje Dijkstra, the garments are made with wireless, interactive technologies and smart foils, which can become transparent. The smart foils are a custom material and have the capability of fading from transparent to white and vice versa, thus creating an intimate experience and a sensual display of disclosure. The illuminated globe or "pearl" contains a wireless device which communicates with the dress using RF Transmission. When the "pearl" is brought closer to the dress, the dress slowly becomes more transparent. Intimacy is about high-tech garments making dialogue with fashion.