The World Wearable Arts (WOW) shows have been
a remarkable success story for New Zealand cultural events. It is an annual competition
and award show that explores the intersection of fashion and art. This book expands on
earlier editions with all new photographs. It features the best garments that have been
entered in recent years, in a studio setting with close-up details as well as photographs
taken on stage during WOW.
This book showcases the diversity and creativity of wearable art and has
gorgeous photos. I found the photos stunning and have many favourite outfits as I
cant pick just one. The introduction is fascinating, giving the history of the WOW
starting as a tiny provincial show before expanding to become a huge event in our capital
city. All the photos are accompanied by a brief paragraph explaining each creation and
detail the materials used. Anyone with an interest in fashion, design, and the craft arts
will love this book and find it inspirational.