Marl LEDs take to the catwalk

July 14, 2008
Date Announced: 14 Jul 2008 Ulverston, UK, 14 July 2008. Couture Clubbing, an exquisite clothing design company for high-end events, lit up their unique Heavenly Order dress design with LEDs from Marl International and showcased alongside other ‘dresses of light’ to celebrate the fusion of light and fashion.Arrays of dazzling and prestigious garments designed by Amy Winters and Kseniya Zagorodnyuk were on show for the launch of their new company, Couture Clubbing. One of these included a unique helix shaped band wrapped around one of the models which was illuminated with Marl LEDs.“We were delighted with the striking effects that the LEDs created, they provided a much stronger and brighter colour than previous options we’d tried,” said Amy Winters, Creative Director of Couture Clubbing. “All of the outfits created for this event were themed around the concept of ‘Paradise Lost’ and tell a unique story. The helix shaped ‘Heavenly Order’ represented the solar system so it had to be very bright and striking, which we achieved thanks to Marl’s LEDs.”Adrian Rawlinson, managing director of Marl International commented, “We are very pleased to have been approached for inclusion at such an important event and were amazed by the stunning effects that were created by Couture Clubbing. LEDs are becoming more and more popular in many varying sectors due to the high quality illumination produced and their longevity, yet they are still lower in energy consumption than other available lighting options.”About Couture Clubbing‘Couture Clubbing’ is the innovative idea brought about by two Central Saint Martins graduates Amy Winters and Kseniya Zagorodnyuk. Professionally they were trained in costume/set/art direction and upon graduation they formed a fashion-entertainment label.Kseniya worked for Alexander McQueen womenswear and menswear and for Antony McDonald, assisting on designing productions for Royal Opera House and Scottish Ballet. Amy worked on various theatre productions as a set and costume designer and in music videos and short films in art direction'Couture Clubbing' creates clothes for high-end nightclubs and other glamorous red-carpet events. Unique pieces are created for special events including fashion galas, concerts, award ceremonies and music videos. We incorporate luxury textiles with innovative fabrics that react to light, sound and atmosphere.We have produced several shows in luxurious venues in London including ‘Movida’, ‘24’, ‘Sketch’ and ‘Dolce’. We have also showcased at the launch of Dublin’s first Science Gallery for the event ‘Light Wear’ which celebrated the use of light in fashion, providing a platform to showcase the fusion of light technology with visually stunning garments.For more info, please contact [email protected] About MarlMarl has specialised in the design and manufacture of visible LED indication and illumination components and systems for over 35 years, to customers in the electronic, power generation, defence and telecommunications industries. Its highly trained and experienced team of over 100 design and manufacturing specialists operate from a dedicated technology park in Ulverston, England and stand ready to offer its customers a solution to any requirement. They are able to offer a range of standard products, customised to suit individual projects, or even design a specific component from scratch. Marl is a quality company. It is registered to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 standard and fully RoHS and WEEE compliant. Photo cpation: Marl LEDs lit up the Heavenly Order dress designed by Couture Clubbing for the launch of their company. Photo credited to Julian Knight, photographer, and Wieteke Hageman as the model.

For more information, please contact: Marl International Limited, Marl Business Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 9BN, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1229 582430; Fax: +44 (0)1229 585155; Email: [email protected]; Website: Press Contact: Peter van der Sluijs Neesham Public Relations Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180 Email: [email protected]

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