Published on : Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Designers from all over the world featured in the 20 top awards at this year’s World of WearableArt (WOW) Awards in Wellington, New Zealand.Entries from the UK, USA, China, India, Australia and New Zealand were all recognised for their creativity in the event that has become an international phenomenon.
From a field of 133 garments, New Zealand designer Gillian Saunders’ Supernova won the Brancott Estate Supreme WOW Award also taking home the the David Jones Avant Garde Section.
Each year designers from over 40 countries showcase their creations in what has become New Zealand’s largest single theatrical show. The show employs more than 350 cast and crew and plays to an audience of 58,000 over its three-week season finishing October 9.
Supernova is Saunders’ 16th garment entered to the WOW competition since 2000 and her ninth award.Her 2013 garment Inkling won the Weta: Creature Carnival Award and an internship for Saunders at the five-time Academy Award winning Weta Workshop. Inkling was also selected for the touring WOW international exhibition. The exhibition is currently in the EMP Museum in Seattle, USA and From a field of 133 garments, New Zealand designer Gillian Saunders’ Supernova won the Brancott Estate Supreme WOW® Award.
Headed up by WOW Founder Dame Suzie Moncreiff, the 2016 WOW Award Show judging panel included distinguished judges, Zambesi fashion designer Elisabeth Findlay and sculptor Gregor Kregar. The judging process takes place over three months and involves viewing the garments three times; up close and on the stage in performance.
Source:-Tourism New Zealand