Moritz Waldemeyer / Abierto Mexicano de Diseño

German designer Waldemeyer Moritz is one of the most important designers of recent times. From the heart of the historic center of Mexico City, Waldemeyer fused technology, wearable architecture and performance together to create a moving light installation as part of last year’s Abierto Mexicano de Diseño.

Mexican fashion designer Carlos Ortega and choreographer Lydia Romero collaborated with Waldemeyer to create the architecturally inspired skirts which were worn by a combination of dancers, performers and acrobats.

Each of the sculptural skirts were fitted with innovative LED technology, developed by Moritz Waldemeyer, that emitted an array of colors and animations while the performance took place. The designers applied the principle of parametric architecture to give the skirts a multi-faceted shape then lined the underside with the LED's to allow the light to shine through the skirt's cutouts, illuminating the performance.