April 6, 2012 by Cynthia
I remember a time when “intimate clothing” meant underwear.
Or maybe the lacy stuff you got at a bridal shower that was meant to be ripped off quickly–because if it wasn’t it’d itch so much you’d break out in a rash.
Now, apparently “intimate clothing” is stuff that turns transparent when you’re feeling romantic.
“Intimacy 2.0″ is a line of clothing made from “smart e-foil” and leather, looks kinda space-age (and I gotta admit, a lot less comfortable than flannel nightgowns). The foil responds to “social interactions” so that the faster your heart beats, the more transparent it becomes.
The stuff is from a collaboration of Studio Roosegaarde and a fashion artist, Anouk Wipprecht. Her other work includes Pseudomorphs, a type of clothing that incorporates ink nozzles, so that the wearer’s movements and random acts of life create the design.
Get really, really excited, and this stuff looks more like saran wrap than clothing (which reminds me of the story about the woman who dressed herself in saran wrap and a big pink ribbon as a surprise for her husband but forgot he was bringing the boy scout troop home for dinner, but I digress).
Which brings up an interesting point: Does this stuff KNOW when you’re having an intimate moment and when you’re getting mugged? Or running hard to catch a train?
Nothing like leaping onto a moving platform and realizing from all the dropped jaws that maybe you should have worn intimate clothing, er, underwear.
Actually, Studio Roosegaarde does some very cool stuff blending art, humanity and technology. Their website is worth a wander.