Welcome to our world, the World of WearableArt
For over 30 years, World of WearableArt (WOW) has been embracing the worlds of art, design and fashion and bringing them together into a theatrical performance. The first WOW Awards Show took place back in 1987 under a rain-soaked marquee in rural Nelson, New Zealand. Local sculptor and WOW Founder, Dame Suzie Moncrieff, first came up with the idea of World of WearableArt as a means of promoting a local co-operative art gallery; by taking art off the wall and displaying it on the moving body.
Left: William Higgins Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand (1987)