Putting the spotlight on new trends at London Fashion Week

4th March 2014

Hailed as one of the “Big Four”, twice a year London Fashion Week provides the fashion world with a glimpse of upcoming trends. The latest event provided an exclusive preview of Autumn / Winter 2014 collections from some of the industry’s biggest names.

Blinding Light is proud to have been involved in two of the week’s top shows.

For the fifth time, Blinding Light’s Anthony (Turbo) Hall designed the rig for London Fashion week’s flagship show. 420 ETC Source 4 profiles were used on the runway, along with 120 generic fixtures to create a lighting base and environment for the catwalk show.

Turbo also added moving lights to the rig to add flexibility for the reveal sections and special effects for the performers. Clay Paky 800 QWO fixtures were then used for their light output to weight ratio, along with Clay Paky Sharpy wash lights to add warmth to the performance area. The rig was programmed by Martin Seymour on a Chamsys control console.

At the same time, Blinding Light was also working with INCA Productions to provide the lighting for Antonio Berardi’s catwalk show. The show required our team to think outside the box to meet the clients requirements for a daylight effect to be created within the walls of the Grand Connaught Rooms.

Our design team worked together to design a rig using Source 4 profiles that were colour corrected to provide the right colour temperature to meet the client’s requirements. The only challenge then was rigging, executing the live show and de-rigging in under 15 hours.  

Take a look at images from the shows on the London Fashion Week website.