Artiste Picasso on the catwalk in New York
Friday, 15 March 2019
new-york-fashion-weekNew York Fashion Week: The Shows at Industria Super Studio (photo: CurtisXinPan)
USA - In early February, lighting design firm Enlumen utilised 62 Elation Professional Artiste Picasso LED profile luminaires for New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Industria Super Studio, owned, operated and produced by IMG in downtown Manhattan. The design team of Pamela Kupper and Shawn Kaufman employed an all Elation rig of LED luminaires supplied by 4Wall to light a total of 16 runway shows and 2 presentations.
New York Fashion Week: The Shows is a platform for international designers to show their newest collections and, along with London, Paris and Milan, is one of the four major fashion weeks in the world. Enlumen served as the lighting vendor for the location, providing design, equipment and labour.
As a lighting environment, the Industria venue posed a number of challenges; namely, an abundance of windows and power and weight limitations – all constraints that the Artiste Picasso helped address. Enlumen’s Pamela Kupper notes, “In our preliminary testing, we found that the brightness of the Artiste Picasso was more than 2:1 from what we had used the previous season. That, along with the flexibility of a moving light versus a static fixture allowed us to provide a flexibility in the rig that we previously didn’t have. Although there was quite a bit of ambient light from the windows, the Picasso was super bright and able to compete.”
Using the Picasso’s CMY colour mixing and CTO colour correction, the designers were able to access the full spectrum to wash and colour match the runway and room.
The designers also used TVL CYC RGBW wall wash luminaires to light the back wall. The broadcast-optimised luminaire provided an even field of seamlessly blended colour or variable white colour temperature looks.
(Jim Evans)

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