LED Hats by Moritz Waldemeyer
Created for London Fashion Week 2012, spinning helicopter blades with lights create illusionary headwear - from Moritz’s website:
For Moritz Waldeyemer it’s the satisfying culmination of ongoing experiments to integrate lighting completely into his designs: ‘it has long been my aim for the technology to disappear, to dissolve it into the surface of the work, so that the light effects themselves become the focus.’
Moritz again drew on the idea of weightlessness when asked to design his own piece for the show. This time a continuous band of light sweeps around the head with no apparent physical connection to the wearer at all. This uncanny effect is achieved courtesy of a carefully positioned propeller headpiece – each blade is finished at the end with LED lights. When in full motion the blades themselves disappear leaving only an ethereal halo of light. It’s millinery for the 21st Century.
More about the show here