• Designers use LED-integrated costumes at the Olympic Closing Ceremony

  • Carnival costumes are known to be flashy and eye-catching, packed with extravagance. So when designers Moritz Waldemeyer and Japanese fashion designer Jum Nakao set about design costumes for the Olympic Closing Ceremony, they decided to go the eco-friendly way. Using LED lights to their advantage, Waldemeyer and Nakao came up with 140 costumes used for four different performances, an eighty-piece drum parade, brazilian samba girls, amazonian folk dancers, and the maracatu. And as expected, the LED-packed costumes did create quite a spectacle, showcasing the blend of fashion, technology and a hint of eco-consciousness with the use of low-energy-consuming lighting, inspiring designers world over with this eye-pleasing carnival-esque experience.