The annual Perth Polytechnic West Fashion Show goes futuristic

Elegant design takes centre stage - the Staging Connections 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 Staging Connections 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 Staging Connections pulling out all the stops to deliver a spectacular runway and a visual fiesta for this Perth fashion event. 

Staging Connections Perth Events Team

The Perth Audio Visual Staging Connections team is backed by the resources and innovation of the international company, giving you the best of small business personal service plus leading support. The local Perth events team is based across two key venues and is headed up by State Sales Manager, Idris Achmad. If you're looking to host your next corporate event in Perth, than we're the experienced events team you can rely on. We proudly offer Australia's largest range of event services across audio, lighting, staging, vision and extending to stylingmultimedia and digital event solutions like webcasting, live polling and event social media. Get in touch with us today or call 1800 209 099 to speak with one of our event experts.


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