Making The Grade With the World of WearableArt Again

Another Dawnamatrix Design latex outfit has made it to finalist consideration for the World of WearableArt Competition. 

And, once again, we are thrilled.

The 33rd iteration of the world-renowned World of WearableArt™ (WOW) Show is set to be one of the biggest, boldest, and brightest yet, with the announcement this week of a whopping 120 designers from 22 countries being involved in the proceedings. This year’s futuristic-themed gathering: BEYOND, features the return of the beloved WOW category, Bizarre Bra, and will see a huge cast of spectacular performers, with the TSB Arena dripping in gold in this year’s feature section of the same name.

More than $185,000 of awards and prizes are up for grabs for 2023 across three recurring sections, Aotearoa, Avant-garde, and Open, and three additional sections, Mars and Beyond, Gold, and the iconic Bizarre Bra.

As stated in the organization’s press: “Once again, we find ourselves in awe at the level of creative ingenuity, craftsmanship, and pure inventiveness that designers bring to the WOW Competition,” said WOW Head of Competition Sarah Nathan. “In 2023 WOW Show: BEYOND, audiences will see a mind-bending array of materials ranging from potato bags, shoe rubber, bees wax, latex, and bamboo to drone waste, Barbie dolls, children’s sweets, keyboards, and the synthetic hair!

“This year’s finalists also provide moments of reflection and conversation as they present back to us some of the most pressing global issues of our time. Fast fashion waste, mental health, women’s empowerment, climate change, and online bullying are all conveyed through the most extraordinary creations of wearable art,” Nathan added.

 The outfit we submitted this year, and that has made it into finalist consideration was created with Snow Winters, the talented designer we worked with previously on our Lady Ethereal (her picture up above); Lady Ethereal won 3rd place in the WOW’s “Reflective Surfaces” category a few shows back. Snow also created the Acrylic Amour jewelry on our site. As all finalists will, we will go through two further stages of judging, in which our wardrobe is assessed on stage before the winners are announced at the 2023 WOW Show Awards Night on Friday, 22 September, at TSB Arena. 

WOW 2023 takes up residence in the TSB Arena in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington, from 20 September to 8 October 2023Due to overwhelming demand, an additional performance has recently been released, on Tuesday, 3 October. Tickets are now on sale now at

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