Photos: Katherine Lowe
For the past few years my Mum's been telling me (over and over again), "Go to the Wearable Art Awards, it's a world class event, you won't see anything like it anywhere else you go, Kiwis do it better..." Like always, she was right. Last night's performance was quite literally a billion times better than I expected. Sure it was a little longer than I'm used to (over two hours and I had to get up to pee three times), but the spectacle was insane. Ever seen explosions, dancers, acrobats, trannies and dogs dressed up as elephants at an ordinary fashion show? Neither. After it was all finished I got the opportunity to get photos with two of the winning garments – The Ring Mistress (above) by Richelle Dynae of the UK, and Loops (below) by Chaudhary and Manas Barve of India. Check out the detail on Loops. It's a laser-cut felt onesy. Insane.
Full disclosure: My flights and accommodation were provided by Absolutely Positively Wellington Tourism.
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