Designers from Aotearoa, Asia, the United Kingdom and beyond have been awarded prizes at WOW this year.
A cornerstone of Wellington’s creative scene, each year World of WearableArt (WOW) celebrates fantastical thinking and innovative construction from around the world.
This year’s event features 108 garments by 115 designers from 22 countries and regions, with designers from nine different countries winning awards (scroll down for a look at all the category winners).
The winner of this year’s Supreme WOW Award was Rinaldy Yunardi of Jakarta, for his entry The Lady Warrior. His design channeled the inner strength of women. “I used various mediums of materials to represent different elements of The Lady Warrior. Recycled paper made into rope and woven tightly together represents humanity and inner strength built from her experiences – she was born vulnerable but with life experiences she has strengthened and become strong.”
Not only did his work take home the supreme award, Rinaldy also won the Avant-garde Section and the International Design Award: Asia. This was the second time he received the grand prize, having won in 2017.
The WOW show is on now at TSB Arena, Wellington until October 13. Tickets and more information can be found here.