Studio Roosegaarde

INTIMACY is a high-tech fashion project exploring the relation between intimacy and technology. Its high-tech garments entitled 'Intimacy White' and 'Intimacy Black' are made out of opaque smart e-foils that become increasingly transparent based on close and personal encounters with people.

Social interactions determine the garments' level of transparency, creating a sensual play of disclosure.

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.

Studio Roosegaarde is selecting haute couture designers who will develop the INTIMACY 3.0 fashion line for men and women.

Specifications: 2010-2011. ʻBlackʼ and ʻWhiteʼ dresses, length 100cm, width 40cm. Smart foils, wireless technologies, electronics, LEDs, copper, and other media.

Client: Self-commissioned by Studio Roosegaarde. Guest designers: Daan Roosegaarde with V2_ and Maartje Dijkstra for INTIMACY 1.0, and Anouk Wipprecht for INTIMACY 2.0 with the team of Studio Roosegaarde.

Selected Exhibitions


+ intimacy 2.0 (factsheet)
+ Intimacy 1.0 (factsheet)