Forget Wellington as you know it, when the World of WearableArt (WOW) is in town, our nation’s vibrant city completely transforms for one incredible experience.
From its humble beginnings, the annual Awards have steadily grown to attract internationally renowned designers from all over the world. The WOW season, which typically runs through September-October, celebrates its 30th-anniversary marking 2018 as the year to attend.
WOW invites designers to create the unimaginable, to challenge the conventional, and defy creative expectations as they make works of art that will be brought to life on a global stage. For the audience, WOW is a feast for the eyes, where fashion, art and theatre collide. For the designers, it’s an opportunity to create a work free from commercial restrictions, to go on a creative journey with their peers and to have their talent recognised.
If you relish in culture; namely art and fashion, leave your world behind and plan a weekend in Wellington to attend the World of WearableArt while tickets are still available.
Scroll below for your guide to making the most of your weekend in Wellington around WOW:
Words: Terri Dunn
Images: Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency