A Sneak Preview of World of WearableArt – Up Close | Ao KākahuToi – Kia Tata

We’ve just received a ‘sneak peek’ video of some of the garments that will be on display at the World of WearableArt’s “Up Close/Ao KākahuToi – Kia Tata” exhibition; our latex creation, Gemini: The Twins, among them.

Running from 12/12/2020 to 2/14/2021, the venerable World of WearableArt—where we’ve competed three years in a row (and took home awards every year)—alternate fashion exhibition will take place at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The event will feature 35 award-winning garments, created by a global array of textile artisans. We are indeed honored to be among them, as we have consistently been honored by WOW. These one-of-a-kind wardrobe pieces come from WOW’s Historic Collection and will be presented in what the organization calls a “truly never-before-seen exhibition that is a bespoke experience at Te Papa!” 

If you take a peek (yes, a sneaky one) across this video, you can see some of what will be presented at Te Papa. From our own Gemini: The Twins, to a wearable Axminster carpet inspired by Frida Kahlo, and a model wearing a perfectly detailed cathedral dress made from over 2300 individual pieces of laser-etched felt, the pickings here are truly unique.

From the talented designers, to WOW judges and crew, to pretty much all the folks we’ve ever met in New Zealand, anyone related to the World of Wearable Art brings such high-powered vision and panache to what’s presented.

WOW especially hopes for attendees to immerse themselves in what they see and enjoy our garments in an up-close-and-personal way, something not so easily accomplished at the huge WOW competition. To make sure of this, even in the face of Covid-19, WOW ensures that the strictest of protocols will be enacted and enforced, with plenty of room for social distancing between groups.

You can go here to find more information on “Up Close/Ao KākahuToi – Kia Tata” exhibition.

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