SVL were very  excited to work once again with Local designer Karl Bowman, this time on his 2013 Runway Show.

With the Lighting, Set and Runway design by Sam Viney, this has been months of preparation and design for one fantastic night. The boys spent many a meeting planning and refining the final design for the show, and the simplicity and clean elegance of the final design show cased Karl’s stunning designs in all their glory.

The runway, an impressive 27 metres long (approx 85ft) long and 3metres wide (10ft) made up from our steel deck stock was a challenge for the local, yet unfailingly professional young models. With its white ‘stripe’ effect, the reflection and matt-ness of the flooring added depth and contrast, a versatility that was designed to reflect upon the nature of Karl’s portfolio. Its sharp crisp edges set against an inset white backdrop with up-lit logo set a natural focal point behind the models. With a strong black edging this drew the audience’s main attention onto the runaway and left people in no doubt that the dresses were where the focus should lay.

Our LED SPECTRAL M800’s were used with maximum versatility, surrounding the marquee to add a splash of colour for the evening, then allowing a cascade of light to follow the models up the runway to best highlight the strong block and vivid colours within the dresses themselves.

Strategically positioned throughout the space to give the best use of light effects and depth to the models, our ETC Source four PAR’s and Profile’s were all run from one of our Chamsys consoles. With the extra use of Cold colour correction this was again designed to enhance the dresses and show them in the best light possible!

Not forgetting our good friends the DB4’s, used this time to up light the Karl Bowman’s logo (as mentioned above) inset on the white backdrop.

The atmosphere on the night was electric and as always SVL is very proud to have the opportunity to work with such innovative up and coming Local Talent! Well done Sam on your impressive design and floorless execution and of course huge congratulations to Karl Bowman on another Inspirational Collection and Show! We look forward to working with you again in the near future.

“Sam is an absolute professional at the very top of his game!! Time after time he creates a perfect platform to present my collection on!! No matter how much work he has to do, he still has the time to answer my questions and help solve problems!!”
Karl Bowman 2013

Photography: Tommy Martin