Sunday, December 28, 2014

A Dress that Flirts

Here’s a piece of advice: If you’re planning to play it cool on a date, don’t wear this dress – it is bound to give you away.
 
The Daan Roosegaarde designed dress, named ‘Intimacy 2.0,’ is made out of an opaque fabric that becomes transparent when the wearer gets aroused. When your heartbeat quickens, the opaque fabric gets electrified by it and responds by becoming clear.
 
The award-winning Dutch designer used leather, smart opaque e-foils, electronics, LEDs, and copper among other technologies to create this style of fashion that he calls “techno-poetry”. Tiny sensors detect changes in the wearer’s body temperature and heart rate. So, for example, when the wearer’s heart rate goes up, the e-foils change colour and turn into clear plastic. This means that it is not just arousal, but also excitement, fear and anxiety can achieve the same effect.
 
The original version of the dress, Intimacy, was made up of nearly all e-foils meaning that the entire dress could turn invisible. However, the 2.0 version is only transparent around the bust because strips embedded with electronic-foils only cover the dress' bust area.
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And this outfit is not just a one-off. Roosegaarde fully expects his concept dress, or a version of it, to eventually be worn by the public.
 
Now, who would want to wear a see-through dress? In any case, for now, there need not be a decision. Roodegaarde says it is only a prototype and is not yet available for sale in stores.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In a Boxing Day game, Liverpool were on the back foot in the first half against Burnley but the Reds found the winner with Raheem Sterling's well-taken goal in the sixty-second minute. Liverpool moved up to ninth in the EPL table.

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