Nelson designers continue to impress in the World of WearableArt, picking up three awards at the 25th anniversary awards show in Wellington.
This year New Zealand designers scooped the supreme award with Christchurch designers Tatyanna and Natasha Meharry taking the big prize with their ceramic two-garment piece The Exchange.
Upper Moutere artist and passionate WOW fan Jane Ewers picked up the WOW Factor Award, an award picked by WOW founder Suzie Moncrieff for her pick of the show.
Mrs Ewers entry, Lunanoia, was made from stainless steel mesh.
Speaking from Wellington she said Lunanoia was a predator huntress designed as if she was hunting on the full moon.
The entry also had fibre-optic filament through it which helped bring to life the black and silver non-hues of a moonlit night.
Mrs Ewers, a former WOW category winner, said she was surprised and thrilled with the win and said it was a great show last night. The quality of the entries continued to improve.
Nelson design enthusiast Gillian Saunders won the Weta Costume and Film section with Inkling. The design was inspired by tattoos and a body so heavily inked that it begins to morph into a strange creature. The entry was made from EVA foam and paint.
Motueka's Peter Wakeman won the Avant Garde section with Chica Under Glass. The entry featured several sculptural aspects that "go beyond" clothing. The garment was handcrafted from fibreglass and plywood - "not a mould in sight", Mr Wakeman said.
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