Usually when people have intimate feelings they express them in private, behind closed doors. A new dress design by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde may buck that trend.
According to The Daily News, Roosegaarde’s new dress, the Intimacy 2.0, becomes transparent when whoever is wearing it becomes sexually aroused.
The designer’s website describes the project like this:
“INTIMACY is a high-tech fashion project exploring the relation between intimacy and technology. Its high-tech garments entitled 'Intimacy White' and 'Intimacy Black' are made out of opaque smart e-foils that become increasingly transparent based on close and personal encounters with people. Social interactions determine the garmentsʼ level of transparency, creating a sensual play of disclosure.”
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How does it work? Well, the dress’ “smart e-foils” can detect heartbeats. The speedier the heart gets, the more transparent the dress becomes. Since a person’s heart rate can increase from an emotion other than sexual arousal, such as nervousness or fear, this is probably not the dress a young lady would want to wear to a scary movie.
On the other hand, if a woman knows she’s going to be doing something boring for the evening like laundry, wearing the Intimacy 2.0 shouldn’t be a problem, although it kind of defeats the purpose.
Guys shouldn’t feel left out. Roosegaarde is also working on a suit for men. Instead of becoming transparent when a man starts to have intimate feelings, this new design will start to become see-through when a guy is lying.
Studio Roosegaarde is currently looking for designers to develop the next INTIMACY 3.0 fashion line for men and women.