WoW goes worldwide


World of WearableArt costumes will be featured in international museums after a $900,000 grant by the Government.

The people have spoken

World of WearableArt awards

Dominion Post and readers select their WOW garment of 2013.

WOW 2013 Winners


The results are in! Here are the winners of the 18 categories of WOW 2013.

WOW 2013 - It's showtime!


Here is a taste of this year's show for those who can't be there in the flesh.

Vote in WOW 2013 People's Choice


Vote for your favourite garment and go into the draw to win a spectacular family getaway.

WOW 2013 Finalists: Open category


These are the finalists in WOW 2013's Open category. 

WOW 2013 Finalists: Creative Excellence category


These are the finalists in WOW 2013's Creative Excellence category.

WOW 2013 Finalists: South Pacific category


These are the finalists in WOW 2013's South Pacific category.

WOW 2013 Finalists: Man Unleashed category


These are the finalists in WOW 2013's Man Unleashed category.

WOW 2013 Finalists: Weta category


These are the finalists in the WOW 2013 Weta category.

WOW 2013 Finalists: Avant Garde category


These are the finalists in WOW 2013's Avant Garde section.

WOW 2013 Finalists: Children category


These are the finalists in WOW 2013's Children category.

Strong statement wows judges

The Exchange, Meharry sisters

A "politically interesting" garment by two Christchurch sisters has won the supreme WOW award.

International entries wow

Every material under the sun

Gaurav Tathode

Inspirations from all over the world were on show during the first WOW show.

Pop-up dress springs from paper


Coloured magazine pages folded into concertinas have been used to create more than 1000 paper springs for a window display designed to wow.

Year after year of art that's out there


Sean Purucker apologises for the emotion-induced ‘wobble’ in his voice.

Hair’s where the glamour happens


A dedicated group of WelTec students add extra glamour to WOW’s actors and models.

Wellington hot spots

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Top-nosh and tipples - the local low-down.

Map: WOW window displays map

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Are you looking for a glimpse at some WoW outfits while walking the streets of Wellington? We have them all mapped out right here. Use the zoom tool to get a close-up view of the map.

25 years of WOW


There are some special stories woven into the wearable art garments on show at Te Papa.

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