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.


Find out more about the WOW competition


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

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

Entries for the 2019 World of WearableArt Awards are now open, discover your own creativity and enter our world. See your work of art brought to life, for the whole world to see in 2019.

You can also see incredible garments at the National WOW Museum in Nelson.

The 2019 WOW Awards Show will take place from 26 September – 13 October 2019. Tickets go on sale 01 February 2019.


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