WOW - World of WearableArt

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Welcome to the World of WearableArt®

Celebrating 30 Years

The World of WearableArt Awards have bedazzled audiences in New Zealand with their magic and ingenuity for 30 years. What began as a small local competition has grown to become WOW, a theatrical spectacle and magnet for extraordinary talent from around the world. 


World of WearableArt (WOW)

WOW is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries. Anything that is wearable art can find a place on the stage, as long as it is original, innovative and well executed. 

For three weeks every year, WOW showcases the best of these creations in a spectacular show that takes over New Zealand’s vibrant capital city of Wellington in an explosion of creativity. This year 60,000 people will see the show.


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Right: The Messenger, Dawn Mostow & Lana Crooks, United States (2017)

Welcome to our world. Come and be a part of it.

The 2018 season runs from the 27 September – 14 October, come and join us as we celebrate our 30th year. Or why not discover your own creativity and enter the competition. See more of these incredible garments at the National WOW Museum in Nelson. 


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