Enter WOW – start now!

So, the World of Wearable Art Show is all packed up and put away, Wellington is returning to it’s usual state of wet and windy weather, so what do we do on these blustery days with no awesome show to go and see? Think about next year of course!

During the show season I made the most of all the extra wearable art inspired events too. The designer forum, with much admired artist, Lynn Christiansen talking about her journey making wearable art, the lovely Fifi Colston encouraging new entrants to get stuck in and give it a go and designer headhunter Stefan Segal founder of Not Just A Label all provided much to think about and lots of notes were taken. I visited Fifi’s exhibition at The Roxy as well which was great to see her garments up close and in the flesh so to speak. Of course, I also went to the WOW Factor Exhibition at Te Papa Museum, which was so good I went twice, and its on until next July so I will be going back for more.

With all this WOW inspired entertainment, I was very excited to get my hands on the new entry kit for the World of Wearable Art Show 2014, which has all the essential information and category themes for next year. If you are planning on entering, do visit their website for all the info, but to whet your appetitie I can tell you the sections for next year’s show…

Example - THE EXCHANGE, by Natasha & Tatyanna Meharry

Air New Zealand South Pacific Section
Example – THE EXCHANGE, by Natasha & Tatyanna Meharry
Image credit – World of Wearable Art

 

 

 

Air New Zealand South Pacific Section

Draw your inspiration from New Zealand’s Maori culture or it’s South Pacific neighbours

Children’s Section – Colour
Example – HYBRID, by Erica Gray, Australia
Image credit – World of Wearable Art

 

 

 

Children’s Section – Colour

Create an inspired garment for a child using only a single colour.

Example - INKLING, by Gillian Saunders, NZ

American Express Open Section
Example – INKLING, by Gillian Saunders, NZ
Image credit – World of Wearable Art

 

 

 

American Express Open Section

No thematic boundaries, encouraging innovation and originality.

Example - TWO BARB BRA WITH LOVE, by Sue Newby & Bruce Hallday

Bizarre Bra Section
Example – TWO BARB BRA WITH LOVE, by Sue Newby & Bruce Hallday
Image credit – World of Wearable Art

 

 

 

Bizarre Bra Section

An opportunity for creative and witty reinvention.

Example - CHICA UNDER GLASS, by Peter Wakeman, NZ

Avant Garde Section
Example – CHICA UNDER GLASS, by Peter Wakeman, NZ
Image credit – World of Wearable Art

 

 

 

Avant Garde Section

Where Art & Fashion collide! Show your exceptional skill, without limitation.

Example - RED DOT PARTY SQUARE, by Evelyn Roth, Australia

Creative Excellence Section – Airborne
Example – RED DOT PARTY SQUARE, by Evelyn Roth, Australia
Image credit – World of Wearable Art

 

 

 

Gen-I Creative Excellence Section – Airborne

Create a work of art that uses the element of air.

Example - SAMURAI SILENT DRAGON, Dylan Mulder, NZ

Costume & Film Section
Example – SAMURAI SILENT DRAGON, Dylan Mulder, NZ
Image credit – World of Wearable Art

 

 

Weta Workshop Costume & Film Section – Kingdoms of the East

Create a garment that celebrates the vast, rich culture of the East.

 

 

 

More information on entering and sections prizes can be found at worldofwearableart.com/designers