The annual Perth Polytechnic West Fashion Show goes futuristic

May 25, 2016
Encore Research

Elegant design takes centre stage – the Encore Event Technologies Perth events team provided all the audio visual and creative event services for Polytechnic West
to deliver their annual fashion show – the Nucleo Collective! The Perth event
revealed fashion students’ stunning array of garments at their 45th show.

However, this was to be no ordinary fashion show. This year,
Polytechnic West wanted to take the event to the next level, incorporating
futuristic multimedia in platinum shades, on a 37 metre screen as a backdrop to
the students’ latest creations. The aim was to wow the 1200 guests who came to witness the future talent to hit the Australian fashion scene.

Pulsating audio and lighting added a vibrant mood as the circuit
board themed multimedia was projected onto the giant screen. The dynamic
opening set the tone for the following eight themes which all reflected the
inspiration for the designers’ creations. Each student was asked to provide
images of their original inspiration for their collections. From this our
multimedia designer interpreted their inspiration to deliver a tailored
animation to compliment the garments.

Our in house multimedia and motion graphic designers took time with each student to
understand the influences behind their collections to expressly reflect their
creations. We created a short introduction video to accompany  each student’s presentation. The individual animations were played as a prelude to each
collection, creating custom-designed cinematic experience for each designer.

The stage production for the fashion show was complex as the event was held in a
basketball stadium with tiered stadium seating that moved when guests walked
on it. The challenge was to seat the audience with enough distance to view the
projection, yet close enough to see the fashion collections up-close.  With there being no in-house rigging within the venue, our experienced AV technicians improvised with the event lighting solution and built a 9m wide by 7m high ground support in which we rigged over 30 1K Pacific Profiles to provide the stage wash.  We complemented the stage wash with various intelligent lighting solutions including Martin Mac350’s suspended from a truss arch at the back of the room in addition to 8 Martic Mac 700s and 8 GLP Volkslight on the floor across the front of the stage.

Andrew Symons, a senior AV technician at Encore Event Technologies who lead the entire event production from start to finish, did an amazing job orchestrating the teams to work together and overcome some difficult challenges working within the venue to deliver an event that exceeded the clients’ expectations. The event was a stunning celebration of the students’
collections, with Encore Event Technologies pulling out all the stops to deliver a
spectacular runway and a visual fiesta for this Perth fashion event.

Encore Event Technologies  Perth Events Team

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