London menswear showcase lit by Renegade23 January 2013
Creative lighting and visual design practice Renegade has been commissioned by show producers Bacchus to light the main venue at the British Fashion Council’s ‘London Collections : Men AW 2013’ menswear showcase, staged at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden.
The space was almost square and surrounded by white walls, seating bays and runway floor. A central ‘spine’ truss was installed for which the Renegade team braced the house rigging points with scaffolding bars to maximise the weight loading, and also to gain every millimetre of available height. The truss was rigged with around 50 x ETC Source Four PARs.
30 Coda 4 floods were used to rear light the draping around the exterior of the room and eight 2K fresnels front lit the set. The front array of lights comprised a selection of Source Four profiles with varying lenses, and the seating areas were highlighted with 1K fresnels.
The whole space was daylight-adjusted to provide crisp, clean, complementary lighting that was ideally balanced for photography and video.
Lighting was controlled using one of Renegade’s Chamsys MQ100 consoles, with a 4 port node/laptop as hot backup.