Last night I attended the Awards night for this year's World of Wearable Arts. In its 21st year this event certainly maintains the excitement and impact that it has always done since the beginning. Each year it seems to lift its game, not only with the performances, but the quality and creativity of the garments continue to expand into a very sophisticated spectacular show. For the designers, selection into the show is a real privilege. With more and more entries coming from overseas, New Zealanders have to create harder and they most certainly do that. Everyone should be very proud to be part of the show; I know I certainly am.
My piece Iced Sherbert is paraded in the FOLD segment. I was delighted with the way it was presented on the model and her stance as she walked around the stage. She looked very elegant. I felt she certainly held her own amongst the other entries and although not an official prize winner, I feel I am a 'winner', and that is good enough for me.
I can now publish images of my piece. This is definitely prohibited until after the show starts, for obvious reasons! Iced Sherbert reflects the cold, crisp, frosty, mornings when the air shimmers and sparkles as the sun strikes the frost and snow on our surrounding hills.
Here is the scan from the programme. As it is taken from a small thumbnail image it is rather fuzzy. In due course I will receive a certificate acknowledging my piece in the show and it will show a photo of it in action. I shall publish that then.
Front view on my mannequin. Bodice is ruched and stitched with beads and sequins and these reflected in the spotlights. The green tulle represents the trees on the chilled hill tops. The main fabric is a white and silver narrow stripe synthetic fabric which had its own shine.
A view showing the side panniers. The model walked with her arms resting between the two rows of peaks.
28 days to my exhibition. Today is going to be somewhat of a rest day as I bask in satisfaction.