WOW - World of WearableArt Award Show

WOW - World of WearableArt


For more information on the exhibition please contact

Ali Boswijk, Head of International and Business Development


One of New Zealand’s cultural success stories over the past 28 years is the spectacular World of WearableArt® or WOW®. At the core of WOW® is an international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world. The annual Awards Show presents the finalist garments in a theatrical extravaganza that collides at the intersection of fashion and art.

This unique event, draws an audience to Wellington of 55,000 people every year and has encouraged an explosion of creative activity, inspiring a wide range of fashion designers, artists, costume-makers and other to enter the World of WearableArt® Awards.

The range of garments produced for the event is simply breath taking, as the rules of competition mean that anything that is in any way wearable can find a place on stage, as long as it is original, beautifully designed and well-made. This also results in garments that are constructed from an extraordinary array of materials.

WOW®, in partnership with the New Zealand Government, is presenting an international touring exhibition that showcases the very best of the WOW® permanent collection

Exhibition Details

32 award-winning garments from the permanent WOW® collection

Interpretive material

Integrated audio visual presentation

Integrated dynamic mobile app, STQRY

Interactive workroom with touch screen technology

Education resources

Designer floor talks by arrangement

Exhibition catalogue

Exhibition merchandise available

Space required 500m2–800m2 (5000 square feet–8000 square feet)

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