2012 WOW Awards Show
The 24th World of WearableArt Awards featured 164 garments by 168 designers from New Zealand and around the world. International designers received 16 of the 35 awards, and there were entries from India, The Netherlands, China, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, The Philippines and Italy.
The 2012 grand finale was inspired by Sci-Fi, Flash Gordon, Barbarella and humorous B-grade 60s and 70s movies. The 12-show season was a sell-out.
Visitors to New Zealand can experience some of the World of WearableArt magic in a touring exhibition that is visiting museums around the country. The WOW exhibition includes award-winning and notable garments from past shows.