Evolution Dome’s temporary structures took centre stage at this year’s Bristol Fashion Week Festival which was held at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway.

Event planner, Alastair Currie Events, and event and production organiser, SLX, chose to work with Evolution Dome on the event as they were looking to create something “new, fresh and exciting”.

The fashion show and festival was held in April and took over the outdoor space around the Bristol-based shopping centre. Evolution Dome provided four domes for the event which included a large 15m x 30m cube which housed an impressive catwalk area. 

It was the first time the event used the modern white structures. They were set on an Astroturf lawn for a ‘village green’ communal space and decorated with floral hanging arrangements to finish off the catwalk space which housed up to 250 people.

Production specialists SLX provided the technical aspects and lighting to set off the space and the team built a raked seating unit with a centralised catwalk, which brought the models closer to the guests, giving more of an inclusive experience for all.

The three smaller domes were used as breakout rooms and ‘experience’ spaces, to allow guests to sample and engage with beauty brands, alongside fashion workshop sessions. 

The festival played host to a number of high-profile speakers including TV presenter and broadcaster, and now fashion commentator and activist, Caryn Franklyn, who co-hosted the event, and fashion influencers Megan Jayne Crabbe and Clemmie Hooper.

Alastair Currie, chairman of Alastair Currie Events and SLX, said: “Working on Bristol Fashion Week Festival with Evolution Dome was the perfect fit for us. Our client wanted a new and modern feel to the event and the domes not only fitted the brief, but really stood out as something fresh.

“We had a fantastic response for the event overall from guests to the beauty brands associated with the event – and we know the domes played a huge role in the success of the festival.” 

Ash Austin, director for Evolution Dome, added: “This was such an exciting project to work on from our perspective. Our domes are so versatile, and we loved the challenge of hosting a catwalk and providing an attractive and welcoming space for guests to relax and enjoy all of the events offered. We really enjoyed working with Alastair Currie and SLX – their expertise in organising the event and finer detail was second to none.”

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Molly joined the editorial team in March 2019. She has several years’ experience working in broadcast and journalism, as well as marketing and PR. Past experience includes working for the BBC and independent publishing houses. If you have a story you think Molly might be interested in, please email: molly@eventindustrynews.com