2015 WOW awards winners

2015 WOW awards winner
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Kaleidoscope by Tess Tavener Hanks, Sydney, Australia

    2015 WOW Awards Winners

There were 107 entries by 123 designers (some, who worked in pairs on one entry) chosen to appear in this year’s show to compete for a prize pool of 40 awards with a combined value of $NZ165,000. A total of 13 New Zealand-designed garments won 15 awards and 24 awards were won by 18 international designs.

     Brancott Estate Supreme WOW Award

  •   Winner: Diva’s Dreamscape by Peter Wakeman, Nelson, New Zealand
  •   Runner Up: Deadly Beauty by Xi Zhang, Donghua University, Shanghai, China

     American Express Open Section

  •   First: Tinker by Jeff Thomson, Auckland, New Zealand
  •   Second: The Quilt Monster by Daisy May Collingridge, Woldingham, UK
  •   Third: Flow of Creation by Kirsten Fletcher, Feltham, Middlesex, UK
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Flow of Creation by Kirsten Fletcher, UK

     Wellington Airport Avant Garde Section

  •   First: Deadly Beauty by Xi Zhang, Donghua University, Shanghai, China
  •   Second: Lucid Dreaming by Liangshan Huang, Donghua University Shanghai, China
  •   Third: Mona by Kerryta Chau, Wing Lam Yeung and Emily Lau, Hong Kong Design Institute.

      Children’s Section

  •   First: For Annie by Doreen Helms & Susan Thurner, Nelson New Zealand
  •   Second: Pablo by Jessica Thompson, Brisbane Australia
  •   Third: Reel or Imagined by Ann Skelly, Waiheke Island New Zealand

     Aotearoa Section

  •   First: On Reflection by Philippa Stitchbury, Melbourne, Australia
  •   Second: Interwoven by Carol Laloli, Auckland, New Zealand
  •   Third: Honor the Huia by Robyn Parkinson, Palmerston North, New Zealand

     Creative Excellence Section: Architecture

  •   First: Diva’s Dreamscape by Peter Wakeman, Nelson, New Zealand
  •   Second: Dance with Death by Jiefei Wang, Donghua University, Shanghai, China
  •   Third: Mechanical Revolution by Fan Luo, Donghua University, Shanghai, China
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Diva’s Dreamscape by Peter Wakeman, NZ

     Man Section: Uniform

  •   First: Piper of the Lights by Chris Wilson and Gary Wilson, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
  •   Second: Apocalyptic Warrior by Scott Sutcliffe, Tokyo, Japan
  •   Third: One for Sorrow by Gillian Saunders, Nelson, New Zealand

     WETA Costume and Film Section

  •   First: To Be or Not to Be by Joanna Peacock, Colchester, UK
  •   Second: M45 Pleides by Maria Tsopanaki and Dimitri Mavinis, UK
  •   Third: Primary Sunset by Sean Purucker and David Candelaria, Los Angeles, USA

     Cirque du Soleil Performance Art Costume Award

  •  Winner: Kaleidoscope by Tess Tavener Hanks, Sydney, Australia

     WOW Factor Award

  •   Winner: Get Behind Me Satan by Rodney Leong, Auckland, New Zealand
  •   Runner Up: Honeycomb by Xin Liu, Donghua University, Shanghai, China

     Wearable Technology Award

  •   Winner: Exotic by Qianwen Hong, Donghua University, Shanghai, China
  •   Runner Up: The Piper of the Lights by Chris Wilson and Gary Wilson, Upper Hutt, New Zealand

     Shell Sustainability Award

  •   Winner: Templa Mentis by Daniella Sasvari, Wanganui, New Zealand
  •   Runner Up: The Barley Dancer by Vanessa Burton, Auckland, New Zealand

     Shell Student Innovation Award

  •   Winner: Kaleidoscope by Tess Tavener Hanks, Sydney, Australia
  •   Runner Up: The Floating: Yanjingting Chen, Donghua University, Shanghai, China

     First Time Entrant Award

  •   Winner: Brave New World by Ewelina Kosmal, Konskie, Poland
  •   Runner Up: Cerulean by Cushla O’Connell, Christchurch New Zealand

     New Zealand Design Award

  •  Winner: Tinker by Jeff Thomson, Auckland, New Zealand

      Wellington International Award

  •  Winner: M45 Pleiades by Maria Tsopanaki and Dimitri Mavinis, London, UK

     Wellington International Awards: UK/Europe

  •  Winner: M45 Pleiades by Maria Tsopanaki and Dimitri Mavinis, London, UK

     Wellington International Awards: Americas

  •  Winner: Starship Girl by Julian Hartzog, Florida, USA

     Wellington International Awards: Asia

  • Winner: Mona by Kerryta Chau, Wing Lam Yeung and Emily Lau, Hong Kong Design Institute

     Wellington International Awards: Australia / South Pacific

  •  Winner: The Stitch Witch by Sarah Seahorse and Luna Aquatica, Melbourne, Australia
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Tinker by Jeff Thomson, Auckland, NZ

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