Mercedes-Benz Trend Week Madrid
Spain – The 2020 Mercedes-Benz Trend Week Madrid (MBFWM)’s SS21 season present went forward in its common venue – Corridor 14.1 on the Feria de Madrid – to a 30% capability socially distanced stay viewers along with hundreds extra becoming a member of a livestream.
Lighting designer Juanjo Saunier selected 38 Gown MegaPointes, 20 LEDWash 800s, 12 Spiider LED wash beams and three BMFL Followspots operating on three separate distant management BaseStations to help him with creating an eye-popping present.
Juanjo has labored on Spain’s premier biannual style present for round ten years, each lighting the principle present area and varied cool ‘off-site’ venues, and enjoys the thrill, vibes, and challenges of this seminal style occasion.
Whereas the 2020 SS21 version was very totally different in ambiance, all the identical rules and requirements of lighting wanted to be met, much more in order the catwalk collections had been additionally streamed in addition to carefully photographed by the standard gaggle of style media professionals.
Juanjo began with three totally different catwalk lighting configurations within the multi-purpose room, all of which supplied the 60 totally different exhibits designers an excellent and dynamic selection of settings. His lighting design ensured that each one these totally different routes had been superbly and optimally lit for the cameras.
The primary lighting setup comprised of 1.5 metre broad linear mild corridors created utilizing a barrage of profiles within the roof, beneath which the runway may very well be inbuilt varied sized sections both 5 or three lanes broad providing much more adaptability for the person exhibits.
The second configuration was a daily 30 metre lengthy rectangular-shaped runway with the 2 30 metre up and down lanes linked by a 4.5 metre ‘brief finish’. This was an incredible selection for designers who had choreographed exhibits with interactions between the outfits showing collectively and the motion of the fashions.
The third choice was with the usage of six followspots, three on the entrance and three on the rear, offering dramatic theatrical model lighting. Having the BMFL followspots on the RoboSpot system because the rear fixtures, Juanjo was in a position to choose up the fashions wherever no matter catwalk areas had been getting used.
The general goal was to make sure that every assortment had a novel appear and feel that suited the tempo and magnificence of its present presentation.
An in depth trussing system was put in within the corridor’s roof to accommodate lighting positions. Round 450 luminaires had been utilized in whole, with all lighting for the show-space occasion provided by rental firm Fluge.
Thirty of the MegaPointes had been grouped in 5 blocks of six fixtures above and alongside the catwalk, with the remaining eight on increase stands both facet of the stage space the place the fashions made their entrance. They had been all used for quite a few results.
Juanjo picked MegaPointes for his or her “versatility” and since he can “create particular results in beam mode while concurrently having a high-quality normal lighting supply for the fashions”.
The LEDWash 800 is a favorite for style exhibits as a result of its glorious vary of whites, and right here these had been rigged in two blocks of ten fixtures alongside each side of the principle catwalk, a place that additionally enabled Juanjo to focus on the viewers and put some normal wash mild within the centre of the room.
Juanjo has been utilizing LEDWash 800s in his work for a while. He appreciates the wonderful white mild output and the sleek and correct replication of varied totally different color temperatures.
The Spiiders had been on the facet booms and used for wash results on the stage entrance space. “They proceed to amaze me,” he declared, as he made them to supply ‘wow’ color and different results for the stage space, additionally maximising the central LED for tight, piercing multi-beam seems to be.
The BMFL Followspots had been rigged across the runway entrance / stage space and have become the again followspots because the fashions travelled the runaway.
One BaseStation was allotted to every, managed by three totally different operators (all positioned behind Juanjo at FOH) offering dramatic, highly effective again mild and silhouette beams.
Juanjo added 4 Gown PATT2013s as ‘scenic’ lighting parts for 2 exhibits: Hannibal Laguna and Mind&Beast.
Each of those exhibits had been lit with followspots, so he contrasted the crisp, chilly white of the spot lights with the nice and cozy tungsten glow of the PATT2013s. “The PATTs added a pleasant visible contact and seemed fabulous; the truth is, I’d wish to have one at dwelling,” he declared!
He programmed and ran the lighting for all of those exhibits himself and labored carefully on this occasion with Bochi Piaggio, José Espín and crew chief Jose Miguel Velázquez plus the remainder of the Fluge crew. Like everybody concerned on this present, Juanjo was delighted to be again engaged on web site and in an occasion area doing what he liked.
For the reason that first Gown LEDWashes and the Pointes had been launched he steadily makes use of Gown in his work to make sure adaptability in a design. “For me, Gown is synonymous with innovation, reliability and an incredible high quality of sunshine produced by the fixtures. A number of element has gone into producing these optimum merchandise.”
Like everybody, Juanjo has been hit by the pandemic and the cessation of stay work as Europe grapples to carry coronavirus underneath management.
Everybody working backstage at MBFWM and within the room together with the fashions had been distanced and masked up, and the one time the fashions might take away their masks was to sashay down the runway. As quickly as their walks had been full the masks had been instantly re-applied.
Trying to the long run, Juanjo is hopeful that with a vaccine now on the horizon, the business can begin getting again to work in a significant approach and get well from its most difficult 12 months thus far!
images: Estrop Barcelona Pictures Studio, Francesc Ten and Gaspar Ruiz Lindberg