Intimacy 2.0 - Anouk Wipprecht

Developed by Studio Roosegaarde and designed by  Anouk Wipprecht in collaboration with  V2_labs, Intimacy 2.0 is a pair of high tech dresses that use new technologies to blur the boundaries between what is private and what is public. 

The "undressed" body is sensationally exposed in midst of social interactions, transforming a space of "intimacy" into a socio-sphere of "extimacy," to borrow a neologism coined by Jacques Lacan. 

 Intimacy 2.0 - Anouk Wipprecht

The wearer has limited control over the transparency of her garment, constructed from opaque "smart" foils that become increasingly translucent upon personal encounters. 


The design of the garments themselves are intentionally provocative, with deep plunging necklines on lithe, taut dresses. Evolving from previous versions, "Intimacy 2.0" is certainly much more wearable. 


 Intimacy 2.0 - Anouk Wipprecht Intimacy 2.0 - Anouk Wipprecht

Intimacy 2.0 certainly provokes: It shifts the role of clothing as merely a protective shield from the natural world to emphasizing its social and cultural function. And, in a society that has more and more of its life intimately entangled with technology, it is not surprising that fashion has  come to explore  technologies effect on the most private and intimate parts of our lives. 


 Intimacy 2.0 - Anouk Wipprecht


Photo credit: Robert Lunak

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Tags: Super Haute Tech, Wearable Technology


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Comment by Myles Leadbeatter on November 12, 2011 at 5:23pm

What are these E-Foils / Smart Foils ? I cant seem to find any technical information about them anywhere. Any clues Syuzi? They are really impressive.

Comment by ricardo O'Nascimento on November 1, 2011 at 3:13pm
ahhh. I love the design. Though i think the concept is a bit less. mainly based on the material. I dont see much Lacan on that.
Comment by Syuzi on November 1, 2011 at 10:56am
yes, there are two versions: one white, one black.
Comment by ricardo O'Nascimento on October 31, 2011 at 11:36pm
and why in one picture it is white and in the other is black? there are 2 intimacies 2.0?
Comment by Syuzi on October 17, 2011 at 12:19pm
ha ha I'll start one just for you ;)
Comment by matt pinner on October 17, 2011 at 12:15pm
Is there a category for "super haute tech"?

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