Hosted by TV presenter and fashion designer Brendan Courtney, the army of models took to the stage, critiqued by a prestigious panel of judges made up of international and Irish hairdressing experts. This year’s Peter Mark Colour Trophy was full of colour and creativity as talented stylists from Peter Mark salons across the island of Ireland competed to win the coveted Colour Trophy.
The format of this event required models entering and exiting from the far end of the ballroom. Three separate LED displays were set-up to allow stage access for the models while displaying high definition content. An AnalogWay Ascender switcher system controlled all sources and displayed multiple configurations across the LED display.
700 staff attended this annual event and were seated in three areas facing the catwalk. The audio team supplied a line array audio system, including support fills and sub bases that provided an even coverage throughout the space for speech, music and video playback.
With multiple competitions and a large audience, we needed a catwalk that spanned the length of the room, so everyone had a view of the hair styles. We supplied a 28m long catwalk, with a 12m wide top in front of the LED screen and 7.5m wide T end for the models to turnaround, all covered in white vinyl and finished with a white surround.
A balanced lighting solution was required for this event, an even stage wash to highlight the models and LED effects to fill the room and cover the stage in coloured lighting, adding atmosphere and complementing the audio and visual playback.