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Out and About Renegade Lights London Fashion Week London, UK


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Renegade lights London FashionWeek SS14.


Nick Gray is one of the UK’s best known fashion lighting designers. He is noted in particular for his very unique crossover style with hints of rock ‘n’ roll bringing edginess to the runway with his lighting. He recently designed the lighting for the main British Fashion Council (BFC) showspace at the London Fashion Week SS14 and also had a series of high profile off-site shows. These included Osman, Matthew Williamson, Roksanda, L’Wren Scott and Jasper Conran. The BFC Showspace in Somerset House


was designed by Bacchus. It featured two almost identical spaces which could be joined to make one massive u-shaped catwalk, or each side could be run individually for the more intimate showcases. Around 180 ETC Source Four profile fixtures were used overhead and for the front array, fitted with a variety of lenses. Chrome Minuette fresnels were used as fill lights for the top end of each of the runways, mounted directly to the ceiling structure. Lighting for up to seven shows a day was operated by Dave Ross using a Chamsys MagicQ 100 console. Renegade’s crew chief was Alex Murphy. Renegade coordinated the complete lighting equipment supply from Neg Earth. Osman was held at the Bloomsbury Ballroom. Nick Gray’s lighting scheme mimicked the well-tailored precision of the clothes. The show was lit with around 30 FloBanks


- a DMX controlled focusable fluorescent soft-light source from Panalux. These were hung on two levels of hidden scaffolding rigged around the edges of the space,


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fine-tuned to provide a crisp, bright high-white look and complimented by a front array of Source Fours, all colour corrected to daylight. The Matthew Williamson show was


staged in the upper level of the Saatchi Gallery. The Renegade crew installed a large ground supported truss full of Source Four profiles to provide a wall of front lights. The lack of height and power was the real challenge here, but by utilising the overhead fluorescent system and balancing the colour temperatures, Gray achieved a sharp, vigorous white to complement the designer’s vibrant range. Roksanda was staged on the 14th floor of The Place, an industrial style office block at London Bridge with floor to ceiling windows – and daylight streaming in - along one entire side of the catwalk, and 30 x Robe MMX WashBeam moving lights rigged in the roof on the other side.The artificial light was balanced to the daylight which shifted each minute with changing weather conditions outside. The L’Wren Scott collection rocked its usual style in one of the Gagosian’s gallery spaces. This room has large ceiling skylights, so Gray worked the additional show lighting in to the natural daylight. Finally at the Saatchi Gallery for JasperConran, Gray had to deal with the gallery’s overhead ‘house light’ fluorescent banks being on. .


Jasper Conran also featured an eye-catching retro black and white pop-art ‘face’ backdrop and a matching runway to showcase the flowing contemporary elegance of the clothes. This show was lit using just 20 x Robe MMX WashBeams.


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