Violet Olivia, NZ, ‘My inspiration came when I saw the parallel between the female breast and the beautiful rose’
Nelson is home to the ‘World of Wearable Art’ which I just had to visit. It is packed full of outrageous ideas that can somehow be worn on the human body.
This amazing collection belongs to Joanna Peacock and is called ‘to be or not to be’. I was very proud to see that she is a fellow Brit.
‘Will man survive if bees become extinct, can bees survive mans intervention into the natural world’
‘Against all odds, follow that dream, if you are passionate it will happen’
Catherine Anderton, NZ, ‘When this mythical creature leaves his warren, he doesn’t crawl out of the ground, he is the ground’
Susan Holmes, NZ, ‘Louis Vitton building in Paris by Frank O. Gehry’
Kris Ericksen, NZ, ‘Maori symbols married with modern technology celebrate the world that we find ourself in’
Zak Gatara, Molly Parker & Samantha Dowling, Victoria University NZ, ‘The hostility of creatures in the natural world and the spaces’
The raised points actually pulsated which made the entire garment look alive.
Daisy May Collingridge, Central St Martins UK, ‘The creature in the quilt’
Khadimul Islam, India, ‘The Sanskrit word ‘Yantra Mantra’ meaning instruments and formulae or literally, Magical Device’
Susan Holmes, NZ, ‘Regarded as malevolent, he was a pagan spirit dressed in foliage’
I couldn’t make this out using my eyes, it wasn’t until I took this photograph that I saw the face.
This has to be my favourite piece by Tess Tavener Hanks, Australia, ‘The kaleidoscope’s functional triad of light, acrylic pieces and mirrors’
Even the toilets were cool.
If you are feeling a little uninspired in the wardrobe department, these three books are full of ideas.
You could even submit your own creation if you feel inclined to do so. You never know, it could appear in the annual show in Wellington which is guaranteed to knock your creative socks off.