World of Wearable Art
World of WearableArt (WOW) is an internationally recognised design competition, attracting entries from more than 40 countries each year. 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. During the three weeks of the competition, around 60,000 people attend the event in Wellington.
Nelson, New Zealand hosted the World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum (WOW) devoted to wearable art and classic car. 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. The museum closed in May 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand, but may reopen after a year to 18 months.
The World of WearableArt show for 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19 and was replaced by an exhibit in Wellington.
World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum
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