We believe the texture, beauty, creativity, versatility, and story of wool makes it the perfect fibre for the World of WearableArt™ competition. Campaign for Wool NZ encourages any artists working with the fibre to enter. With only a couple of weeks until the April 1 deadline, any students, recent graduates and emerging designers are encouraged to enter the World of WearableArt™ competition with any outlandish, experimental and non-commercial garments from their existing collections.
About the Competition
World of WearableArt™ is an internationally recognised design competition based in Wellington, New Zealand. World of WearableArt™ is a unique platform for both aspiring and established artists and designers to push the boundaries of their creativity and compete for one of the richest prize pools for wearable art of NZD$165,000. It’s a chance to showcase your work of art to an audience of more than 50,000 and have the opportunity to receive international exposure through World of WearableArt™’s media programme and curated exhibitions.
Every year, World of WearableArt™ creates a new theatrical world into which the garments are showcased. Each successful entry is individually choreographed in a two-hour stage spectacular, including world class lighting and stage technology.
Prizes include cash, travel and internships to further enhance your career in the costume, film & fashion industries.
An opportunity to have your garments on stage amongst the world’s best
Over 50,000 people attend each year’s show to see the most extravagant works of wearable art brought to life.
International media coverage
Every year, a large media contingent attends the show and report on the designers who enter. Previous media includes Huffington Post, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, the Guardian UK, Vogue, Elle and Harpers Bazaar, Xinhua and Getty’s Images.
Garments on display in the World of WearableArt™ international touring exhibition and World of WearableArt™ & Classic Cars Museum
In partnership with the New Zealand Government, World of WearableArt™ has launched an international touring exhibition that showcases the very best of World of WearableArt™’s historic collection. This exhibition is currently touring in the United States. The World of WearableArt™ & Classic Cars Museum in Nelson, New Zealand, also exhibits wearable art garments from each year’s show.
How to Apply
Enter now at https://www.worldofwearableart.com/competition/ by 1st April 2016.