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White Light

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:15

London Fashion Week returned last month as the world’s most renowned designers exhibited their latest work in a range of venues across the capital. Following its work on previous London Fashion Weeks, White Light was called upon once again to offer the complete production support on a range of shows. This included the Simone Rocha Showcase at Southwark Cathedral.

The Simone Rocha Showcase took place on Saturday 17th September. The Dublin-born designer showcased her latest creations which included bridal dresses, tailored trenches, tunic dresses and even body bags.

Dominic Yates, WL’s Senior Account Manager, comments: “Whilst we were working on several exciting shows at this year’s London Fashion Week, the Simone Rocha Showcase was unique in the sense that it was taking place in such a historic location as Southwark Cathedral”.

WL worked closed with the show’s Lighting Designer Tupac Matir in order to create a lighting design that accentuated Simone Rocha’s collection while also being practical enough to work within Southwark Cathedral.

Dominic adds: “As this was one of the biggest shows throughout London Fashion Week, we wanted to ensure that it was as visually impressive as possible. Therefore Tupac was able to draw on our unparalleled range of equipment to make his design a reality”.

With the show taking place at Southwark Cathedral, this meant that WL had to create a unique set up that would work alongside the venue’s architecture. Dominic adds: “With the Clay Paky Sharpys, these had to be rigged in very narrow, high level eaves in the Cathedral’s roof. To achieve this, we had to design a custom rigging solution specifically for this show. We also carried out a test run on-site before the actual event”.

The show was a huge success, with on-site Project Manager Martin Strods and a team of seven technicians ensuring that everything ran smoothly.

Photos courtesy of Simone Rocha