On January 2019 in London, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi traced the history of folkloric dances through a journey across the British Isles, culminating in a celebration of the 80s rave scene. Clothes were enmeshed with grunge elements and vintage party wear references – from clashing tartans and jacquards (recalling the Scottish Highland dance), to double-breasted tailoring and rosette fastenings (resembling Morris dancers), to ruched lace dresses and graphic knits to echo Manchester’s nightlife venue The Haçienda, where both designers were regular attendees.
Show producers, Pretty Bird, reached out to a creative studio I was creative producer for at the time in London, Satore, to implement lighting design for the show.
Our brief entailed lighting design that would emphasise the stage design created by Ben Kelly. The lighting was a dynamic take on the colourful space. The light brought a playful atmosphere to connect with the collection and the mood of the show. So we intervened the space with an energetic mood of light defined by the theme of the show.
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