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Elizabethan Era

 

Be inspired by the Elizabethan Era Section in the 2020 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 2020 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

 

 

 

Put your unique touch on a concept inspired by the Elizabethan era in the 2020 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 how garments may be inspired by the Elizabethan era. 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.

 

Voyage to Revolution (macro)
Filigreen (macro)
Rococo Despair (macro)

Carolyn Gibson
New Zealand

 

2016 Baroque/Rococo Section

Cushla O’Connell
New Zealand

 

2016 Baroque/Rococo Section

Hannah McArthur
United Kingdom

 

2016 Baroque/Rococo Section

 

Incandecadence (macro)
Axminstress (macro)
Madame Deficit (macro)

Jennifer Carlton
New Zealand

 

2016 Baroque/Rococo Section

Kate MacKenzie
New Zealand

 

2018 Avant-garde Section

Jessica Rowell
United States

 

2016 Baroque/Rococo Section

Feeling inspired? What’s your next step?

  • This world is yours to create, but visit Dame Suzie Moncrieff’s Elizabethan Era Pinterest Board to further inspiration…
  • Download the 2020 Entry Guide (available from 28 September 2019)
  • Start the online entry process and enter the 2020 World of WearableArt Awards (open from 28 September 2019)