Posts tagged with WOW

When the World of Wearable Arts show is in town we like to join the festivities by handing over our shop windows to students from Wellington High School and Queen Margaret College. The year 13 fashion and materials technology students display their own striking wearable art creations as part of their course. We give the… Read more »

Election 2017: A place to call home

Kiwi 1/4 Acre (1997) by Margaret Marr. Te Papa GH007400

This is a series on five major election issues seen through the eyes of the national museum. In the lead-up to the 2017 General Election, we have linked each of these issues to objects from the collection, or education programmes, run by Te Papa. In this post, Senior Curator History Claire Regnault writes about Housing…. Read more »

The joy of dressing up – a look through our photography collection

9 people in Pierrots (clowns) outfits

With the World of Wearable Art Show (WOW) in town, and fantastic costume art in Te Papa’s store windows, we were inspired see what creative costumes we have in our photography collection. Mr A. Mason wearing a ‘poster’ costume for the Empire Tea Company’s Crescent brand, which was described in advertisements of the time as… Read more »

Wearable of the Week # 11 Celebrating the zipper

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This week’s wearable is for all those city slickers who have made their way to work today through the mist and the rain with their umbrellas intact! Fashion tutor Deborah Shepherd won the World of WearableArt™ Sustainability Award with this unique take on the sharp city suit, which features hundreds of discarded zippers painstakingly stitched… Read more »

Wearable of the Week # 5

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Wellington has moved into full WOW® mode this week, and Te Papa is in the midst of the whirlwind. Yesterday morning we welcomed 50 international WOW® designers onto Te Papa’s marae, and hosted 250 designers, would-be entrants, fans and creatives at a Design Forum in the afternoon. Lynn Christiansen, the creator of this week’s spikey ‘wearable’, was the afternoon’s… Read more »

WearableArt™ Windows: Lia – Queen Margaret College

The Kowhai flowers used for inspiration by Lia. Photographer: Te Papa, © Te Papa

Our second to last of the WearableArt™ themed windows series features Lia of Queen Margaret College and her take on the Kowhai flower. My name is Lia Penny and I am currently in Year 13 studying Materials Technology at Queen Margaret College. I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to make a wearable… Read more »

WearableArt™ Windows: Maia – Wellington High School

Maia's design sketches. © Maia Holder-Monk

Our WearableArt™ themed windows series continues with Maia from Wellington High School and another take on the Longhorn Beetle image from yesterday. My name is Maia Holder-Monk and I am in Year 13 student studying Fashion Technology at Wellington High School. The photo of the Longhorn Beetle jumped out at me with its vivid colours… Read more »

WearableArt™ Windows: Rosie – Queen Margaret College

The Bumblebee that Rosie used for inspiration. Photographer: Te Papa, © Te Papa

Our WearableArt™ themed windows series continues today with Rosie from Queen Margaret College and her take on a black bumblebee. My name is Rosie Reid and I am a year 13 student, studying materials technology at Queen Margret College. I enjoy the innovation and creativity associated with this subject, so being given the opportunity to… Read more »