World of Wearable Art, New Zealand

Every fall, there is an extravaganza of wearable art in Wellington, New Zealand. Artists from all over the world, and from all disciplines, send their most inspired wearable work by freight to be in the only show to do the discipline justice. The show has been going on since 1987 and is the brainchild of New Zealand artist Suzie Moncrieff.

The stage show is more than just a parade of garments. It is a visually stunning, choreographed treasure firmly grounded in models that understand what they are wearing, and choreographers who know how to present it.

There is dance. There is stunning stagecraft. There is the best display of an arts discipline that is often, and mistakenly, underrated. Right now, the EMP in Seattle is hosting a touring show of some of the pieces, and they are more than gorgeous. Later, add the stage show to your bucket list.

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