This week’s wearable continues on last week’s theme of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and hopefully encourages you all to bee supportive! Bee Supporters is the clever handi-work of Andi Regan,who seeks to transform and find beauty in the discarded and everyday. ‘The whole No 8 wire philosophy inspires me. IRead more

Wendy Kaplan is Department Head and Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Wendy is a leading expert on late 19th to mid 20th-century design, and one of the co-curators of California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way, which was recently onRead more

As October is Breast Cancer Month this week’s fabulous wearable takes the form a bizarre but very thoughtful bra – its Lynn Christiansen’s The Abbey of St Brassiere. The witty and outrageous Bizarre Bra™ section has been a firm favourite with WOW® entrants and audiences since it was established inRead more

Over 100 WOW® fans crammed into Te Papa’s Eyelight’s Gallery last Saturday to hear the maker of this week’s wearable speak. Its Bells for Her by Sean Purucker. Sean Purucker lives in LA where he works as a costume fabricator. He grew up, however in Alaska. Bells For Her harks back toRead more

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 thisRead more

‘There is a whole world inside me. I often dream of something deep and colourful which moves and which is very mysterious. There are many corners, strange places, folds and holes. I have an enormous need to express that world.’ Marjolein Dallinga I love the above quote from Marjolein Dallinga.Read more

Lorraine Downes is the subject of Our Miss Universe, a new showcase at Te Papa which features her iconic Miss Universe gown, crown, sash and trophy, all of which she recently gifted to Te Papa. On Tuesday 24 September from 6pm–7.30pm, New Zealand’s most famous beauty queen will present an illustrated talk atRead more

One of the best things about working in the cultural sector is getting to meet amazing people. Dame Suzie Moncrieff, the founder of the World of WearableArt™, is just one of those people – gutsy, visionary and determind. This week we get to share her. On Saturday 21 September fromRead more

 ‘Just because people don’t walk down the street in amazingly unique, totally dysfunctional uncomfortable clothing doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done’. The above quote is from the wonderfully inventive Donna Demente Ogilvy who made this week’s  ‘Wearable’,  the fabulous Pallas Athene. Influenced by a mix of classical mythology, mysticism andRead more

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 madRead more

Models in full war paint and extravagant hairstyles strutted their stuff through clouds of dry ice in time to pulsating music… showing different garments including masks, hats and sunglasses, as well as more orthodox attire.                                                                                                                        Peter Gibbs, The New Zealand Listener The above quote comes from a review ofRead more