The designer who integrates techniques and/or technologies into their garment in a way that enhances human performance and includes elements of bio-mechanics, aesthetics, kinetics, pushing the boundaries of textiles, forms, apparatus, colours and how these integrate with the performer, will have the opportunity to be mentored by some of the world’s most innovative creative practitioners.
This prize also includes accommodation and return airfares from anywhere in the world to Montreal, Canada.
$5000 prize money
This prize is awarded to the designer who explores and applies the most original and innovative technology to the construction and/or function of their wearable art garment.
Winner: $5,000 / Runner up: $1,000
An internship at Weta Workshop offers invaluable experience and contacts in the costume and film industry. The winning designer will work at Weta Workshop, the five-time academy award winner for best costume design and visual effects for the ‘Lord Of The Rings’, headed by co-founder Sir Richard Taylor.
This section winner also receives accommodation and return airfares from anywhere in the world to Wellington, New Zealand.