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Be inspired by the Monochromatic Section in the 2021 World of WearableArt Awards. On this page you’ll find a set of resources we have put together to inspire and provide a jumping-off point for your 2021 entry. 


WOW rewards the curious, the courageous and those who are passionate enough to stand in the face of self-doubt and embrace creativity no matter the cost.

– Dame Suzie Moncrieff, WOW Founder




Monochromatic colours are all the colours (tones, tints and shades) of a single hue.

Put your unique touch on the concept of a monochromatic garment in the 2021 World of WearableArt Awards. Take the Section theme, and push it further! Explore the limits of your imagination, tell a story through your design and create something that challenges the conventional. Focus on originality, authenticity and artistry when developing your garment, and consider your construction and choice of materials.

Bring us the extraordinary.

Find out more about what the judges are looking for in a World of WearableArt garment here: What are the judges looking for?

– Heather Palmer, Competition Director




Previous entries:

We’ve pulled together some examples of previous entries that demonstrate a monochromatic creation. Be inspired by the entries below but remember the judges are looking for a garment that will surprise them and demonstrates design from a fresh perspective that they haven’t seen before.


Fenced Off
Blue Star
The Floating

Luiz Fernando Sereno Penna
New Zealand


2014 Children’s Section: Colour

Adam McAlavey
United Kingdom


2018 Open Section

Chen Yanjingting
Donghua University, China


2015 Architecture Section


Noor Reverie (macro)
Mai (I) (macro)
Chica under Glass (macro)

Rebecca Maxwell
New Zealand


2012 Avant-garde Section

Pritam Singh & Vishnu Ramesh
National Institute of Design, India

2016 Creative Excellence Section

Peter Wakeman 
New Zealand


2013 Avant-garde Section


Feeling inspired? What’s your next step?