Intimacy Black, designed by Anouk Wipprecht, is the second dress of the Intimacy-series. Fashion designer Maartje Dijkstra designed the first prototype dress for Intimacy, which is now known as Intimacy White. Made out of white e-foil, the body is revealed based on your interactions with the dress. InIntimacy Black upgraded e-foil transforms from black to transparent. Anouk’s design enables the wearer to engage in a wholly ‘super-natural’ experience with her own skin. The result is a futuristic gown which any stylish woman living in the 22nd century would want to wear to her party.
Intimacy, developed by Studio Roosegaarde and V2_ Lab, is a project that straddles the world of fashion, wearable technology and the electronic arts, while exploring the relation between technology and intimacy in our contemporary technology-driven society. The ‘e-fashion’ of Daan Roosegaarde works as a second skin that transforms the body of the wearer into an interface. The project consists of high-tech garments made with wireless, interactive technologies and smart foils that can become transparent when electrified. The distance between a spectator and the garments determines the garments’ level of transparency, creating an intimate experience and a sensual play of disclosure.