The WOW Factor: Designers’ Forum

Whether you’re a ‘seasoned’ entrant in the World of WearableArt™ Awards, or you’ve been toying for some time with the idea of creating your first garment for the competition, ensure you’re booked to attend the Designers’ Forum in Wellington, this month.

This is one of those ‘you would be mad to miss it’ events, with three talented and very successful speakers, ready to share their rich knowledge, experience and advice over this 90-minute forum.

The event is open to the public and free of charge but with limited seats, so reserve a seat – with urgency. Ensure you don’t miss out!

Teasel (detail) by sculptor Lynn Christiansan (USA), 2012.

Teasel (detail) by sculptor Lynn Christiansen (USA), 2012.

The three speakers are Lynn Christiansen, who has entered eight garments in the WOW® Awards competition since 2007. One of her entries, called ‘Horridus,’ was awarded the Runner-up title to the Supreme Award in 2010.  Lynn will explain what it is like to be an established artist; what it takes to enter the WOW® competition – and keep on entering, whether your garment is awarded or not.

Stefan Siegel founded ‘Not Just Label’ of London (NJAL) – a leading global platform for emerging fashion designers, which ranks among the most respected websites in the fashion industry. It represents more than 13,000 designers from 100 countries. Stefan will speak about innovation and its importance in the fashion industry.

Wellington’s Fifi Coulston will talk about ideating and creating wearable art, and advise first-time entrants to the WOW® Awards. Fifi’s rich and varied career includes writing and illustrating books, presenting arts and crafts on television, writing poetry and creating film costumery. She has entered 19 successful garments in the WOW® Awards since 1995.

The Designers’ Forum will be held at Te Papa on Thursday, September 26. It begins at 2.30pm and finishes at 4pm in ‘Soundings Theatre’.

Book a seat now by emailing floortalks@tepapa.govt.nz 

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