In pictures: All of the WoW 2014 garments

21:19, Sep 25 2014
World of Wearable Arts 2014
The World of WearableArt event has kicked off in Wellington. Here's a selection of the entries. Bare Southern Belle - Erin Tomlinson, NZ
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Phantom - Anushri Nath, India
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Poly Nation - Kate MacKenzie, NZ
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Shaolin monks
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Claws For Thorns - Michelle Yeager and Tim Merz, USA
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Parachute Bride - Susan Holmes, NZ
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Performance Artist
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Fatal Attraction - Janice Elliott, NZ
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Imitate Toy - Ziyuan Wei, Taiwan

Opening night World of WearableArt audience members were tonight treated to 166 garments made from wood, glass, metal - right through to lampshades and fibre-optic cables.

Half of the designs were from Kiwi entrants, with the rest coming as far afield as Taiwan, Denmark and the Netherlands.

Also arriving for the Wellington show from exotic locales was a troupe of Shaolin monks, who performed kung fu martial arts in the closing section of the event.

CE Biggles
BIGGLES, by Mike Ward, New Zealand
CE Biggles
PARACHUTE BRIDE, by Susan Holmes, New Zealand
CE Princess
PRINCESS OF THE EAST WIND, by Vilte Kazlauskaite, Lithuania
CE Survivor
SURVIVOR, by Yinghan Liu, Donghua University, China
CE vapornaut
VAPOURNAUT, by Erica Gray, Australia
CE Waving Gorge
WAVING GORGE, by Annkathrin Selthofer, Germany
CE wind walker
WIND WALKER, by Hannah Goldblatt, Victoria University, New Zealand

IN PICTURES: Click on the galleries to the left to see all of the looks from the different categories. 

Dance group The Balkanistas were locals, but their members hailed from as far afield as Japan, Greece and Germany, as did the Balkan-style music and dance they would perform to warm up the crowds of the 13 night and matinee shows to come.

Artists and costume designers were able to compete in WoW's seven sections, including the Avant Garde, Children's, Costume and Film, Creative Excellence, Open and South Pacific - as well as the infamous Bizarre Bra category. 

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CHILDRENS ANYONE FOR A CUPPA?
ANYONE FOR A CUPPA? by Karen Gurney, New Zealand
CHILDRENS ATOMOS
ATOMOS, by Denise Laurie, New Zealand
CHILDRENS BELLE OF THE BALL
BELLE OF THE BALL, by Lisa Vanin, New Zealand
CHILDRENS BUTTERCUP
BUTTERCUP BUTTERCUP, by Paula Rowan, New Zealand
CHILDRENS COSY TEA COSY
COSY TEA COSY, by Robyn Parkinson, New Zealand
CHILDRENS FENCED OFF
FENCED OFF, by Luiz Fernando Sereno Penna, New Zealand
CHILDRENS HAVING A BALL
HAVING A BALL, by Jenny Jack, New Zealand
CHILDRENS HOBART
HOBART THE WHITE, by Jessica Thompson, Australia
CHILDRENS LIFE IN SHADOWY
LIFE IN THE SHADOWY DEPTHS, by Luiz Fernando Sereno Penna, New Zealand
CHILDRENS LOVE
LOVE AND KISSES, by Gabrielle Edmonds & Allison MacKay, New Zealand
CHILDRENS MESSAGE
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, by Ann Skelly, New Zealand
CHILDRENS MOODY
MOODY BLUES, by Karen Gale-McAtear, New Zealand
CHILDRENS PINKER BELL
PINKER BELL, by Paula Rowan, New Zealand
CHILDRENS RUBY RAINDROP
RUBY RAINDROP, by Sean Purucker, United States

The supreme and section awards and the competition's $165,000 prize money will be presented at tomorrow night's show.

Also on offer was a four-week internship at Miramar's Weta Workshop, for the winner of the Costume and Film section.

Miramar-based designer Paula Rowan had entered two pieces for the Children's and another for the Bizarre Bra sections and was very excited to see her creations up on stage.

AVANT CUT IN TIME
A CUT IN TIME, by Kirsten Fletcher, United Kingdom
AVANT APPEARANCE
APPEARANCE, by Laura van Staveren, Netherlands
AVANT AWAKING
AWAKING THE SENSES, by Yanni Li, Donghua University, China
AVANT CHROME
BACK TO THE FUTURE - CHROME QUEEN, by Joanna Peacock, United Kingdom
AVANT BARE
BARE SOUTHERN BELLE - Erin Tomlinson, Massey University, New Zealand
AVANT BAROQUE
BAROQUE LIVING ROOM, by Tess Tavener Hanks, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
AVANT SCREEN 1
BEHIND THE SCREEN 1 of 2, by Hsueh-yu Kuo, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
AVANT SCREEN 1
BEHIND THE SCREEN 2 of 2, by Hsueh-yu Kuo, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
AVANT BOUND
BOUND, by Urvashi Joneja, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India
AVANT ZERO 1
GIRL WITH ZERO SIZE 1 of 2, by Yi-Yo Wang, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
AVANT ZERO 2
GIRL WITH ZERO SIZE 2 of 2, by Yi-Yo Wang, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
AVANT RIBBONS
GIRLS IN RIBBONS, by Julian Hartzog, United States
AVANT ICICLES
ICICLES FANTASY, by QinMin Yuan, Donghua University, China
AVANT LIGHT
INTO THE LIGHT, by Mary Atkinson & Celia Ballantyne, New Zealand
AVANT ISOLDA
ISOLDA, by Svenja, Metropolitan Institute of TAFE, Australia
AVANT MARTIRY
MARTIRY, by Yanxuan Li, Donghua University, China
AVANT GRADATIONAL
MY GRADATIONAL BODY, by Zhujun Zhu, Donghua University, China
AVANT ODETTE
ODETTE, by Lulan Huang, Donghua University, China
AVANT ANGELS
ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS, by Nikoline Liv Andersen, Denmark
AVANT PRINCESS
PRINCESS NINA, by Chiang Wen Hui, Yu-Ting Cai & Xu Yu Ying, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
AVANT REBIRTH
REBIRTH by Preeti Sharma, India
AVANT RECLUSE
RECLUSE, by Jiang Xiang, Donghua University, China
AVANT REVOLT
REVOLT ETERNALITY, by Pun Yat Man Vivian, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong
AVANT SIGNALS
SIGNALS FROM SPACE, by Ya-Yuan Lin, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
AVANT SHACKLED
STILL SHACKLED, by Evie Johnson, Massery University, New Zealand
AVANT LOVE LETTER
THIS IS NOT YOUR LOVE LETTER, by Rodney Leong, New Zealand
AVANT BUILD 1
TO BUILD IT UP 1 of 3 , by Ming Sui Hsueh, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
AVANT BUILD 2
TO BUILD IT UP 2 of 3 , by Ming Sui Hsueh, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
AVANT BUILD 3
TO BUILD IT UP 3 of 3 , by Ming Sui Hsueh, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
AVANT TOYBOX
TOY BOX, by Li Ting Huang, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
AVANT VENIECE
VENIECE IN GLASS BIND, by Peter Wakeman, New Zealand
AVANT VORACITY 1
VORACITY 1 of 3, by Helena Terry, Massey University, New Zealand
AVANT VORACITY 2
VORACITY 2 of 3, by Helena Terry, Massey University, New Zealand
AVANT VORACITY 3
VORACITY 3 of 3, by Helena Terry, Massey University, New Zealand
AVANT CAIN
WE, CHILDREN OF CAIN, by Emily Johnson, Massey University, New Zealand
aVANT GIRLS NEW
GIRLS IN RIBBONS, by Julian Hartzog, United States
AG toy
IMITATE TOY, by Ziyuan Wei, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
AG Extreme
EXTREME SPACE, by Mengyue Wu & Du Yanhai, Donghua University, China

''They always do really well, making the garment look better than you ever thought possible.''

The medical sales representative had been entering for the last five years and picked up the Tutu award in 2013.

Even with its international prestige, Rowan said the competition attracted designers from all walks of life to participate.

OPEN ADITI
ADITI, by Sarah Hendy, United Kingdom
OPEN BATTLE SUITE
BATTLE SUITE, by Christeena MacDonald-Paea, Massey University, New Zealand
OPEN BLING WARRIOR
BLING WARRIOR, by Ali Khan & Frida Khan, Qatar
OPEN BLOOM
BLOOM, by Sarah Ashleigh Parker, New Zealand
OPEN BROOCH
BROOCH THIS SUBJECT, by Carol Hargadon, New Zealand
OPEN CHRYSALIDES
CHRYSALIDES, by Marjolein Dallinga, Canada
OPEN CLEOPATRA
CLEOPATRA'S DANCE, by Lorene Ireland, United States
OPEN COLORLESS
COLORLESS RHYTHM, by Tiel Janssen, Netherlands
OPEN CUCKOO
CUCKOO CUPS, by James Robertson & Grace Johnston, United Kingdom
OPEN DAME
DAME DANSE DE COLLE, by Vanessa Burton, New Zealand
OPEN FAB 1
FABULOUS 1 of 2, by Jean Valentine, New Zealand
OPEN FAB 2
FABULOUS 2 of 2, by Jean Valentine, New Zealand
OPEN GISELLE
GISELLE'S DEATH, by Chi Ian Ku, Hong Kong
OPEN GOTHIC
GOTHIC HABIT, by Lynn Christiansen, United States
OPEN I WHO HAVE
I WHO HAVE NOTHING?, by Sui-Ling Wu, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
OPEN ILLUSION
ILLUSION, by Natalie Van Duin, Netherlands
OPEN KRAKENA
KRAKENA, by Sean Purucker, United States
OPEN LINKED
LINKED, by Jo Marie Odgers, New Zealand
OPEN LONELY
LONELY QUEEN, by Xu Lihao, Donghua University, China
OPEN MAIDEN
MAIDEN FLIGHT, by Dinah & Mark Walker, New Zealand
OPEN MANTLE
MANTLE OF MY ANCESTORS, by Julie Brawley, New Zealand
OPEN METASTASIS
METASTASIS, by Helen Millen, New Zealand
OPEN OPTICAL
OPTICAL, by Renee Louie, Massey University, New Zealand
OPEN ORIGIN
ORIGIN, by Noah Wang, Donghua University, China
OPEN PHANTOM
PHANTOM, Anushri Nath, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India
OPEN POPPIES
POPPIES, by Johnathan Wood, United Kingdom
OPEN RHYTHM
RHYTHM OF LIFE, Panchami Mistry, India
OPEN ROSEBUD
ROSEBUD, by Kate Hellyar, New Zealand
OPEN SISTERS
SISTERS, by Catherine O'leary, Australia
OPEN SMOOTHING
SMOOTHING THE RUFF, by Jane Ewers, New Zealand
OPEN TERRA
TERRANOVA, by Ali Middleton, New Zealand
OPEN CUBIST
THE DANCE OF THE CUBIST, by Donna Allfrey, New Zealand
OPEN JUDITH
THE JUDITH, by Vijay Ratre & Utkarsh Anand, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India
OPEN RECYCLISTS
THE RE-CYCLISTS, by Annette Hildebrand, Netherlands
OPEN TRUE COLOURS
TRUE COLOURS, by Jenna Gonzales Smith, United States
OPEN TWISTED
TWISTED UP IN WOOD, by David Walker, United States
OPEN ULTRA
ULTRA FIBRE KEEPS ABREAST OF THE NEWS, by Tim Bayley, Janet Southwick & Ernie Little, New Zealand
OPEN VISIBILITY
VISIBILITY WIZARDRESS, by Sally Blyth, New Zealand
OPEN VISIONNAIRE
VISIONNAIRE, by Carmel Pollock

''You're not a professional but you can still get your garment up on stage. It's not at all elitist.''

More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the WoW event, which was extended this year to include a third weekend.

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SP Uli Ula
‘ULI’ULA, by Billie Harbidge, New Zealand
SP Talofa
TALOFA LAVA, by Fifi Colston, New Zealand
SP Frockatoo
SULPHUR CRESTED FROCKATOO, by Emily Valentine Bullock, New Zealand
SP Pine princess
PRINCESS OF PINE, by Tanya Kerr, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, New Zealand
SP Pop Cultural
POP CULTURAL, by Nicki van Asch, New Zealand
SP Poly Nation 2
POLY NATION (part 2), by Kate MacKenzie, New Zealand
SP Poly Nation 1
POLY NATION (part 1), by Kate MacKenzie, New Zealand
SP Phoenix
PHOENIX TRANSFORMER, by Kris Ericksen & Ian Loveridge, New Zealand
SP Metamorp
METAMORPHEUS, by Jenni Carlton, New Zealand
SP Loofah
LOOFAH BABY, by Yun-Chi Liu, Taiwan
SP Kahu Kereru
KAHU KERERU, by Andi Regan, New Zealand
SP in Flight
IN FLIGHT, by Liz Ritchie, New Zealand
SP Flock Frock
FLOCK FROCK, by Philippa Stichbury, Australia
SP Aristocrats
BUBBLE ARISTOCRATS, by Yun-Chi Liu, Taiwan
WETA GUARDIAN
A GUARDIAN, by Kiang Hong Tan, Ming Dao University, Malaysia
WETA AMATERASU
AMATERASU, by Jessica Bright, Australia
WETA ANIME
ANIME-BUGEISHA, by Keryn Whitney, New Zealand
WETA BRAMAGEDDON
BRAMAGEDDON, by Erica Aptroot, Australia
WETA CLAWS 1
CLAWS FOR THORNS 1 of 3, by Michelle Yeager & Tim Merz, United States
WETA CLAWS 2
CLAWS FOR THORNS 2 of 3, by Michelle Yeager & Tim Merz, United States
WETA CLAWS 3
CLAWS FOR THORNS 3 of 3, by Michelle Yeager & Tim Merz, United States
WETA DRAGON
DRAGON, by Mok Wing Ting & Ho Miaow, Hong Kong
WETA EMPEROR
EMPEROR HIDDEN MOTH & HIS MINIONS, by Dylan Mulder, New Zealand
WETA EMPRESS
EMPRESS BRIDE J-LE XOH, by Anne Hortense, Anna Hortense & Bernadette Hortense,
WETA FENGHUANG
FÈNGHUÁNG, by Svenja, Metropolitan Institute of TAFE, Australia
WETA FRIGGA
FRIGGA, IDUN, TYR, by Yi-Lun Hu, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
WETA GESTA
GESTA HUNGARORUM, by Daniella Sasvári, New Zealand
WETA HELLO
HELLO DOLLIES, by Louisa Marie Paterson, New Zealand
WETA MING
MING, by Ian Bernhard, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
WETA MODERN
MODERN PERSIAN WOMAN, by Sanya Torkmorad-Jozavi, London College of Fashion, United Kingdom
WETA NETRI
NETRI - ECO WARRIOR PRINCESS, by Marie Wright, New Zealand
WETA ORIGAMI
ORIGAMI POND, by Florence Dosdane, New Caledonia
WETA THREAT
PERCEIVED THREAT, by Jo Drysdall, New Zealand
WETA REINA
REINA CEROS, by Magdalena O'Connor, Unitec, New Zealand
WETA SAKANA
SAKANA NO SENSHI, by Mark Dobson, New Zealand
WETA SECRET
THE SECRET OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER, by Joanna Peacock, United Kingdom
WETA THEOMORPHIC
THE THEOMORPHIC KING, by Deepit Chugh & Khushboo Shroff, India
WETA THor
THOR, by Yi-Lun Hu, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
WETA UNMASKING
UNMASKING THE GUARDIAN, by Tina Ning Hsu, Canada
WETA WATER
WATER DANCERS, by Rebecca Wendlandt, United States
WETA WINTER
WINTER BLOSSOM, by Tatyanna Meharry & Natasha Meharry, New Zealand
BRA A BIRDS EYE VIEW
A BIRD'S EYE VIEW, by Sacha Mail, New Zealand
BRA ABREAST
ABREAST OF THE WORLD, by Jen Parker, New Zealand
BRA ALARMING
ALARMING BRASS, by Donna Allfrey, New Zealand
BRA APEIROS
APEIROS, by Sofia Blue Pedersen, New Zealand
BRA BARE HEART
BARE HEART OF MUSIC, by Mohit Verma, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India
BRA BIRDS-EYE
BIRDS-EYE VIEW, by Bernise Milliken, New Zealand
BRA BIZARRE
BIZARRE BAR, by Dinah & Mark Walker, New Zealand
BRA BLUE TITS
BLUE TITS, by Cherryl Marriott, New Zealand
BRA BOOBIE
BOOBIE OR NOT BOOBIE..., by Beatrice Carlson, New Zealand
BRA DAZZLERS
BOOBY DAZZLERS, by Jenny Sutton, New Zealand
BRA BOSOM
BOSOM BALLOONS, by Carla Allen, New Zealand
BRA BUOYS
BOYS WILL BE BUOYS, by Rebecca Bond, The Learning Connexion, New Zealand
BRA MARBLES
THE BRA OF MARBLES, by Sarvshakti Yadav, Pearl Academy, India
BRA BRAINS
BRA-AAAINS, by Jessica Thompson, Australia
BRA ELEMENTARY
ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON, by Lex Allfrey, New Zealand
BRA KNOCKERS
FANTASTIC KNOCKERS, by Sandra Douglas, New Zealand
BRA FATAL
FATAL ATTRACTION, by Janice Elliot, New Zealand
BRA SEED
GONE TO SEED, by Janice Elliot, New Zealand
BRA TAONGA
HE TAONGA, by Sharon Painter-Arps, New Zealand
BRA CALIBRA
HIGH CALIBRA .303, by Martin de Ruyter, Troy Stade & Karen Stade, New Zealand
BRA HOT COLD
HOT & COLD, by Paula Rowan, New Zealand
BRA PUMPED
KEEP 'EM PUMPED BABE, by Tonny Roeper, Netherlands
BRA LOOK BUT
LOOK BUT DON'T TOUCH, by Sean Purucker, United States
BRA ACORNS
MIGHTY ACORNS, by Fifi Colston, New Zealand
BRA MOO
MOO SHAKE, by Vicki Morris-Williamson & Don Gillanders, New Zealand
BRA LABEL
MORE THAN A LABEL, by Tatyanna Meharry & Natasha Meharry, New Zealand
BRA NAUGHTY
NAUGHTY KNOTTY, by Jenny Judge, Canada
BRA OOHLALA
OOH LA LA BRA, by Sheela Stoneman, New Zealand
BRA PAROTIA
PAROTIA BIRD, by Rakesh Ravindran & Vishnu Madhuri Sugathan, National Institute of Design, India
BRA PEEPING
PEEPING TOMS, by Jaymie Earl, New Zealand
BRA POUTRAGEOUS
POUTRAGEOUS by Nicki van Asch, New Zealand
BRA REDECKED
RE-DECKED by Sebastian Denize, New Zealand
BRA SKA
SKA BRA, by Jayne Boesley, New Zealand
BRA SKULLS
SKULLS OF BONDAGE, by Ali Khan & Frida Khan, Qatar
BRA STEAMED
STEAMED PUNK, by Jenni Carlton, New Zealand
BRA WINGS
WINGS OF DESIRE, by Helen Fuller, United States
BRA WOOD
WOOD YOU WEAR IT, by Ross Hardie & Rachel Hardie, New Zealand
BRA YEAH
YEAH NAH BRA, by Heather Taylor, New Zealand

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