World of Wearable Art

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World of WearableArt (WOW) is an internationally recognised[1] design competition, attracting entries from more than 40 countries each year.[2] The competition features wearable art entries, which are judged on durability, the safety and comfort of the models, and the impact of the design on the stage.[1] During the three weeks of the competition, around 60,000 people attend the event in Wellington.[1]

Nelson, New Zealand hosts the World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum (WOW) devoted to wearable art and classic car.[3] It opened in October 2001. The museum exhibits garments from the World of WearableArt Awards Show, along with a collection of around 140 classic cars.[1]

World of WearableArt & Classic Cars MuseumEdit

The Museum showcases two collections that "collide in a celebration of design, innovation and wonder". There are over 60 wearable art garments alongside more than 140 classic cars in total.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Shaeffer, Claire B. (January 2020). "Out of This World Costumes". Threads Magazine (206): 34–39.
  2. ^ "About". World of WearableArt.
  3. ^ a b "Museum". World of WearableArt.

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