Intimacy Black (2010) by Anouk Wipprecht and Daan Roosegaarde is the second dress of the Intimacy-series.
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. In Intimacy 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.
Intimacy has been widely featured in the international publications such as Wired and Engadget. The dress series is regularly exhibited in museums. Studio Roosegaarde collaborates with haute couture designers to create a collection of limited edition items.
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).