The 27th World of WearableArt™ Awards Show, known as WOW®, kicked off on Thursday 24th September for its annual Show Season in Wellington New Zealand.

WOW is New Zealand's largest arts show and each year a new theatrical world is created in which incredible garments are bought to life. This year 55,000 show goers attended from around the world. WOW® is a breathtaking spectacular of dance, theatre, music and art. The garments you see on stage are the award-contending designs selected from worldwide entries in the annual WOW Awards competition, which puts the simple, but challenging brief to designers - to take 'art off the wall and adorn onto the human form'.
 

World of WearableArt Awards 2015


World of WearableArt Awards 2015


Designers come from all occupations, from all over the world. WOW® gives designers the opportunity to be innovative, original and not bound by the constraints of commercialism. The only limit is their imagination.


World of WearableArt Awards 2015


World of WearableArt Awards 2015


WOW® is best described as a glorious rebellion against the mundane, a choreographed collision where fantasy meets reality and dreams merge with nightmares. For the audience, it is a sensory saturation, with the bodies on stage forming a moving canvas in a seamless, fluid exhibition that is enhanced by soundscapes, lighting, dance, drama, and comedy. There is no narration and no language barriers.


World of WearableArt Awards 2015


The WOW Awards offers $165,000 in prize money and the Supreme Award winner receives a minimum of $30,000 cash including travel prizes. All prizes are in New Zealand dollars.

* Each section has $9,700 worth of prize money.
- Winner $6,000
- Second $2,500
- Third $1,200


You can learn more at: http://worldofwearableart.com/


World of WearableArt Awards 2015


World of WearableArt Awards 2015


World of WearableArt Awards 2015


World of WearableArt Awards 2015


World of WearableArt Awards 2015


World of WearableArt Awards 2015


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