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Amazing Scenes from the World of WearableArt Competition (22 Photos)

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition

For the past 30 years, the World of WearableArt (WOW) international design competition has been held in Wellington, New Zealand. The event has grown substantially, and now designers of diverse backgrounds from around the world come to New Zealand to showcase their creations before as many as 60,000 visitors. WOW 2018 opens today, and runs through October 14. Below, a sample of some of the amazing works of wearable art shown over the past few years.

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 22: ‘Life Pulse (Biological Micro-universe)’ by Galina Mihaleva of Singapore is modelled in the Red Section during the World of WearableArt Awards 2017 at TSB Bank Arena on September 22, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt)

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 21: ‘Cosmos’ by Rinaldy Yunardi of Indonesia is modelled in the Avant-garde Section during the World of WearableArt Opening Night 2017 at TSB Bank Arena on September 21, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt)


 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 22: ‘Angel of a Different Kind’ by Liam Brandon Murray of the United Kingdom is modelled in the Open Section during the World of WearableArt Awards 2017 at TSB Bank Arena on September 22, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt)

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 26: ‘Uplifting’ by David Kirkpatrick of New Zealand is modelled in the Bizarre Bra Section during the World of WearableArt Preview 2018 at TSB Bank Arena on September 26, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt )

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 26: ‘236 Maiden Lane’ by Lynn Christiansen of the United States is modelled in the Open Section during the World of WearableArt Preview 2018 at TSB Bank Arena on September 26, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt )

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 21: ‘Cube’ by Adam McAlavey of the United Kingdom is modelled in the Red Section during the World of WearableArt Opening Night 2017 at TSB Bank Arena on September 21, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt)

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 27: ‘Cell Belle’ by Jessica Thompson of Australia is modelled in the Under The Microscope Section during the World of WearableArt Opening Night 2018 at TSB Bank Arena on September 27, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt )

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 20: ‘Cambrian Regeneration’ by Ran Xu of China is modelled in the Weta Workshop Science Fiction Section during the World of WearableArt Preview 2017 at TSB Bank Arena on September 20, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt)

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 20: ‘Seraph’ by Amelia Taverner and Eleanor Beeden of New Zealand is modelled in the Avant-garde Section during the World of WearableArt Preview 2017 at TSB Bank Arena on September 20, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt)

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 27: ‘Just Say It’ by Violet Oliver of New Zealand is modelled in the Open Section during the World of WearableArt Opening Night 2018 at TSB Bank Arena on September 27, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt )

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Performers entertain during the World of WearableArt Opening Night 2018 at TSB Bank Arena on September 27, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt )

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 27: ‘Squash Stitch’ by Natasha Macaulay of New Zealand is modelled in the Open Section during the World of WearableArt Opening Night 2018 at TSB Bank Arena on September 27, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt )

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 25: A model displays ‘The Walls We Build’ by Judith Clemett of New Zealand in the Creative Excellence Section: Agriculture, during the World of WearableArt Awards 2015 at TSB Bank Arena on September 25, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 21: ‘Vicarious’ by Etainia Dagda of New Zealand is modelled in the Red Section during the World of WearableArt Opening Night 2017 at TSB Bank Arena on September 21, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt)

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 25: A model displays ‘Humannitor’ by Kate MacKenzie of New Zealand in the Man Section: Reinvent The Uniform, during the World of WearableArt Awards 2015 at TSB Bank Arena on September 25, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 21: ‘Morpho in Bloom’ by Michelle Yeager and Tim Merz of the United States is modelled in the Illumination Illusion Section: Float, Fly, Flow during the World of WearableArt Opening Night 2017 at TSB Bank Arena on September 21, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt)

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 27: ‘Shell’ by QiYao Zhang of China is modelled in the Avant-garde Section during the World of WearableArt Opening Night 2018 at TSB Bank Arena on September 27, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt )

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 25: A model displays ‘For Fear Of Being Hunted’ by Zak Gatara, Samantha Dowling and Molly Parker of Victoria University, New Zealand, in the Creative Excellence Section: Agriculture, during the World of WearableArt Awards 2015 at TSB Bank Arena on September 25, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 26: ‘Kakapo Queen’ by Stephanie Cossens of New Zealand is modelled in the Aotearoa Section during the World of WearableArt Preview 2018 at TSB Bank Arena on September 26, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt )
Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 21: Models display “Bar-Block-O” by Vanessa Burton in the Costume & Film Section during the World of WearableArt Awards Charity Show 2016 on September 21, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Elias Rodriguez/Getty Images)

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 26: ‘Spirit Bone’ by Xiao Tong Guo of China is modelled in the Reflective Surfaces Section during the World of WearableArt Preview 2018 at TSB Bank Arena on September 26, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images for World of WearableArt )

 

Amazing Scenes From the World of WearableArt Competition
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – SEPTEMBER 24: A model showcases garments from artists and designers from all around the world at the dress rehearsal of WOW at TSB Bank Arena on September 24, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

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