17 Apr '12, 9am

Naked Clothes: High-Tech Garments that Disappear with Heat

Naked Clothes: High-Tech Garments that Disappear with Heat

Clothing has become as much about modesty and covering our private bits as it is about warmth and protection. Which is why Dutch design team Studio Roosegaarde’s fashion project, INTIMACY , does a number on our notions about the nature of clothes and the extremes we reach to make and wear them. Exploring the relation between intimacy and technology, the high-tech garments, made out of opaque smart e-foils, become increasingly transparent based on close and personal encounters with people. Visually, they disappear. "Social interactions determine the garmentsʼ level of transparency, creating a sensual play of disclosure," notes the Studio. © Studio Roosegaarde Like something Harry Potter might have devised had he ended up as a slightly risque, forward-thinking designer in the Netherlands, the garments decrease in opacity with changes in the rate of one's heartbeat. Essential...

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