Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde spoke to us at Design Indaba in Cape Town about his designs for glow-in-the-dark roads and clothing that will literally expose dishonest bankers.

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INTIMACY is high-tech fashion made out of smart e-foils which become transparent based on personal interactions.INTIMACY designrulz (1)

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.

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INTIMACY 2.0 features Studio Roosegaarde?s 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.
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Currently Studio Roosegaarde is selecting haute couture designers to develop the next INTIMACY 3.0 fashion line for men and women.
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Specifications: 2010-2011. ?Black? and ?White? dresses, length 100cm, width 40 cm. 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.