ShowTex is a worldwide leader in inventing, manufacturing and installing innovative flame retardant fabrics, tracks and motion control systems for achieving the creative vision of theatre, event and entertainment professionals.
Proud to be one of the main sponsors of HKTDC's Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2016, ShowTex Hong Kong installed more than 200 running metres of AV Drop up to 6 m high in the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
The main challenge was to create separate spaces for the fashion catwalk and stage areas. The temporary & freestanding AV Drop backdrop system by ShowTex turned out to be the ideal solution to create a room in a rather big event hall.
To ensure a sleek look both inside and outside the venue, the panels were positioned back-to-back and covered with matt black Molton CS. By using modular AV Drop panels, ShowTex Hong Kong was able to create lockable doors and incorporate emergency exits throughout the entire construction.
The centrepiece behind the catwalk was a giant AV Drop backdrop of 6 m high by 24 m wide, covered with Cyclo 200 cyclorama providing a seamless projection surface.
It took less than 20 hours to fully install more than 1300 square metres, which is one of the main advantages of the AV Drop system. The modular and aluminium frames can be built up much faster than wooden constructions. They are completely freestanding and both frames and fabrics can be fully re-used.
But it didn’t stop there. ShowTex Hong Kong also mounted several Artist Canvas banners of 7 m high by 1.5 m wide printed double-sided. Unlike PVC, the edges of this very strong and stiff canvas-like polyester don’t wrinkle or curl. On top of this, printed fabric Artist Canvas guarantees extremely sharp and clear printing results!