Year 4 Fashion Design Student, Clara Wigmore has been named a finalist in the World of Wearable Arts competition for 2018, placing her amongst just 148 designers from all over the world. Commenting on the nomination, Clara says “My interest in Fashion design was sparked when I was in Year 10 at Saint Kentigern College and won the Supreme Award for the Secondary Schools Wow Wee Competition. It has been a goal of mine since that date to enter the real World of Wearable Art Competition. To be selected for WOW is a massive privilege and dream come true for me.”
The World of Wearable Arts competition is celebrating its 30th anniversary and the show this year will be presented as a series of six worlds, each with its own feel that designers will respond to. The garment that Clara has created for WOW has been the inspiration for her Fall ’19 Graduate Collection that she is currently creating for her final year project.
“The collection is designed for strong yet sensitive women who get things done. The clothes are powerful but still feminine and elegant, flattering the female form, with a mixture of masculine and feminine silhouettes. This is illustrated through the use of tailoring, draping and knits.”
The World of Wearable Arts Show will be held in Wellington at the TSB Area on September 27 – October 14. Tickets to the show can be found here.