New Delhi, April 8 – Move over smartwatches. Future of wearable technology is here. A new couture dress so tech-savvy it can detect when you’re turned on has been launched. When you are, the dress becomes transparent.
Launched by Studio Roosegaarde, a “social design lab for interactive art, fashion, and architecture” based in China and the Netherlands, INTIMACY 2.0 is a high-tech fashion project exploring the relation between intimacy and technology.
The dress, available in two models ‘Intimacy White’ and ‘Intimacy Black’, is made out of opaque smart e-foils that become increasingly transparent based on close and personal encounters with people. In response to the heartbeat of each person, INTIMACY 2.0 becomes more or less transparent.
Social interactions determine the garments level of transparency, creating a sensual play of disclosure. How does it work? The e-foils are wired with electronics and LEDs. As the wearer’s heartbeat quickens, as a result of “close and personal encounters” with people, the garment becomes more and more sheer, until it turns completely transparent.
The company website insists the gowns are perfect for the red carpet, but it seems more of an in-the-bedroom outfit, considering its Houdini acts. The company website says they are already working on an advanced version of the couture.