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Education Partners

Education resources for the 2019 WOW Competition will be available later this year. The 2019 WOW Competition launches 29 September 2018. 

WOW is an internationally renowned design competition that attracts entries from over 40 countries each year. 

We love working with our education partners to guide and encourage students to enter the Competition, with a focus on generating entries which demonstrate a high level of design concept and construction.

Offering this platform which develops and extends the abilities of the students and provides them with an unique opportunity to showcase their design skills and creativity through the World of WearableArt Awards Show is something we are very proud of.

Find out more about the WOW Competition.


Left: Incognita, Ian Bernhard, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (2016)

For more information about how we work with tertiary institutes please contact: Competition & Business Affairs Manager, Kat Sprowell


Hong Kong Design Institute (Hong Kong, China)

Donghua University (China)

Fashion Design Council of India (India)

Pratt Institute (United States)

London College of Fashion (United Kingdom)

Massey University (New Zealand)

Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)

Shih Chien University – Department of Fashion Design & Merchandising (Taiwan)

Shih Chien University – Department of Fashion Styling & Communication (Taiwan) 

Left: Kaleidoscope, Tess Tavener Hanks, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (2015)

2018 Student Finalist Designers

We are excited to announce the 2018 Student Finalist Designers. In total, 40 student designers have been selected, representing 14 education institutes from 8 countries around the world. 

Click below to find out the names of the students, education institutes and countries who will have their garments on stage in the 2018 WOW Awards Show:

Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand):
3 Finalist Designers

Alana Braddon-Parsons & Jolie Lam
(two finalist designers in a design team)

Sophie Smythe


Bethlehem Tertiary Institute (New Zealand):
1 Finalist Designer

Isa Hackett


Donghua University (China):
8 Finalist Designers

Xia Tian, He Fangyu & Yang Mengtong
(three finalist designers in a design team)

Ma Shunshun

Wu Xinyue

Gao Wenzhi

Sun Ye

Zhang Qiyao


Hong Kong Designer Institute (Hong Kong, China):
7 Finalist Designers

Chan Suet Yi

Chan Tsz Kwan

Chan Wai Tung

Chung Wai Hei

Tam Shun Him

Yeung Ping Chun

Yiu Wai Ching


London College of Fashion (United Kingdom):
5 Finalist Designers

Daheng Liu

Li Yiran

Louise Byford

Mingzhang Sun

Qiongwen Zhang

Mode Estah (France):
1 Finalist Designer

Marine Arnoul


Open Polytechnic (New Zealand):
1 Finalist Designer

Anna Grapes


Pearl Academy (India):
1 Finalist Designer

Jubinav Chadha


Pratt Institute (United States):
1 Finalist Designer

Weixue Zhang


Shih Chien University, Kaohsiung Campus (Taiwan):
7 Finalist Designers

Kuo Fang-Yu, Chang Chih-Ling & Hsu Yi-Ting
(three finalist designers in a design team)

Lin Kaun Yu

Lin Yi-Chun, Chao Li-chia & Li Hsin-Yu
(three finalist designers in a design team)


Shih Chien University, Taipei Campus (Taiwan):
2 Finalist Designers

Li Zi-Jin & Tseng Wen-Min
(two finalist designers in a design team)


University of Saint Joseph (Macau, China):
1 Finalist Designer

Alina Garcia


University of Technology Sydney (Australia):
1 Finalist Designer

Hanna Smith


Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design (New Zealand):
1 Finalist Designer

Clara Wigmore

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