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Philip Treacy Lights Up London Fashion Week With Wacky LED Hats

Moritz Waldemeyer, Philip Treacy, LEDs, LED fashion, LED accessories, LED hats, eco-friendly hats, sustainable hats, bizarre eco-fashion, wearable technology, London Fashion Week, Swarovski, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Waldemeyer helped create two pieces for the collection. The first, inspired by the concept of weightlessness, involved whirring LED propellers that created a continuous halo of light around its wearer’s head. The second, an illuminated bell-shaped shroud composed of 6,000 LED lights, was less straightforward.

One of Waldemeyer’s creations was an illuminated bell-shaped shroud composed of 6,000 LED lights.

“[Treacy] presented us with an unusual challenge,” wrote Moritz on his website. “It was a visionary idea that was difficult to achieve using conventional techniques in millinery.” His solution was to weave an intricate mesh of threads around a custom-designed styrofoam core. “The threads are soaked in resin, which when dry are rigid allowing the design to be complex, but also very light,” he said.

The basket-like construct cast a warm glow into the audience, rendering the model almost invisible in her “floating cloak of light.”

Consider this millinery for the 21st century.

+ Waldemeyer Studio

+ Philip Treacy

[Via Dezeen]

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