Talk about a real Valentine’s day gift idea – this transparent dress can successfully communicate your intentions to your date without the awkward need of being “decently subtle”.
Being a product of a Netherlands-based firm, this transparent dress turns clearer and clearer in response to its wearer’s degree of being “turned on”. And now that the season of hearts is well on its way, do you agree that nothing says “I love you” more than an awesomely geeky dress like this?
INTIMACY 2.0, as designed by Daan Roosegaarde of Studio Roosegaarde, is a high-tech project that makes it its mission to combine intimacy and technology together to form an out-of-this-world experience for its clients. You may be interested to know that Intimacy is currently offering “Intimacy White” and “Intimacy Black” as both garments under this product line.
How does this “transparent dress” work?
Basically speaking, the garments are made out of opaque e-foils that become more and more transparent based on closer and more intimate encounters with people. Naturally, social interaction will play a big factor in the transparency of the dress since the more intimate your interaction will be, the more transparent your dress will be.
The faster your heart rate is and the more excited your body is, the more transparent the dress will be. This transparency, therefore, is based on the garment’s response to your heart beat: a stimulated individual has a faster heart beat, after all.
Additionally, Studio Roosegaarde has officially stated that:
INTIMACY 2.0 features Studio Roosegaardeʼs new, wearable dresses composed of leather and smart e-foils which are daringly perfect to wear on the red carpet. In response to the heartbeat of each person, INTIMACY 2.0 becomes more or less transparent.
What are its specifications?
Let’s get technical, then, shall we?
Length: 100 cm
Width: 40 cm
Artist: Dan Roosegaarde with the team of Studio Roosegaarde and invited designer Anouk Wipprecht
The aforementioned so-called e-foils are consisted of wireless technology, copper, LED lights and other high-tech electronics. Do you think that the materials incorporated into this transparent dress are a bit too much? Or are you perfectly alright with your loved one wearing a potentially hazardous piece of clothing?
Privately, it has been reported that the INTIMACY 2.0 dresses are currently in display in the high-fashion cities of Hong Kong and Paris. Also, these dresses will be shown at Kent State University in Ohio in September. As of this writing, Studio Roosegaarde is developing another line-up for a wider reach of audience. Simply speaking, then, this transparent dress is not available right now.
Studio Roosegaarde has also let it slip that they are under the process of developing a suit for men that can be able to be transparent when they tell a lie. Well, this sounds like a potential romantic relationship blocker, doesn’t it?
But hypothetically, though, how about getting this transparent dress for a Valentine’s day gift to your loved one? Would you seriously consider gifting it? Or would you rather stick with boring chocolates and old-fashioned flowers instead?