Wearable Art Fashion Awards

A Wearable Art piece is a centre of its own world, a complete visual drama.  It does not need a script to shine and tell its story.  Visually it breaks costume conventions, giving complete freedom to the Artist/Designer to reveal the imaginings of their inner world in every new and challenging way.

Wearable Art can be sewn, stapled, glued, painted, collaged, riveted, heatset, woven and knitted. They can be made from metals, recycled found objects, silk, rubber, natural fibres, industrial offcuts or whatever substance can be sculptured, coaxed, charmed and if required, bent by the will of the artist.

Has your design got that WOW factor?

Category 1 – Avant Garde

Create a wearable work of art that is revoluntionary, extravagant and extrovert, but still stylish and made with skill.  Be driven by dreams and fantasies, not by the usual restrictions of fashion.  A design that can be worn on any catwalk that challenges the idea of what fashion is.

*Eligible for Supreme Creative Award

Category 2 – Sustainability

Awarded to the designer who is concerned about protecting the environment and uses materials that would otherwise be discarded.

At least 85% of the garment must be made from recycled materials.

*Eligible for Supreme Creative Award

Category 3 – Pilbara Princess / Rio Reverie

Design a fashion garment from old, disused, worn out Rio Tinto Uniforms, with emphasis on making a fashion statement.

*Eligible for Supreme Creative Award

Category 4 – SteamPunk

Steampunk fashion has evolved into a culture of imaginative dressing. Mixing up the Victorian age with a unique retro futuristic twist to the style and you have steam punk fashion. Create an outfit that delights the senses, entertains the wearer, and engages the viewer.

*Eligible for Supreme Creative Award

Category 5 – Bells & Whistles or Adornments

Hatwalk Catwalk, Bizzare Bra, Beaut Boots … whatever your choice of fashion accessory be innovative, outrageous and daring when you create your design.

Let your imagination run wild by using materials that will give your chosen adornment a creative reinvention for any Fashion Diva at heart to admire..

All categories will be judged in the following classes:

♦ Open

♦ Secondary School

♦ Primary School

Judging Criteria

♦ Creativity and originality of design and the use of multiple elements and techniques.

♦ Quality of workmanship and construction.

♦ Conceptual meaning and impact.

Wearable Art Awards

  1. Supreme Creative Award – awarded to the designer with the garment considered by the judges to be the most exceptional overall $500 (*categories 1-4 only eligible for this award)
  2. Peoples Choice Award voted by the community of Tom Price $100

Category Prize Money

♦ Open Winner $200 | Open Runner Up $100

♦ Secondary Winner $100 | Secondary Runner Up $50

♦ Primary Winner $50 | Primary Runner Up $25

Conditions of Entry

♦ All entrants must organise a model to walk the catwalk on judging day and at the Wearable Arts Fashion Show .

♦ Entries must be original and exhibitors own work.

♦ Limit – one entry per category per person

♦ All entries must be submitted online www.namelessfestival.com.au no later than 15th July.

Judging Day Schedule

♦ Thursday 9th August, Clem Thompson Pavillion

♦ All Designers & Models must be dressed and ready to front the judges at the following times:

  • 3.00pm – Primary School Entrants
  • 3.30pm – Secondary School Entrants
  • 4.00pm – Open

*Exhibits will thereafter remain displayed on mannequins in the pavilion until the Fashion Show

Wearable Art Fashion Show

♦ Friday 10th August, Nameless Festival Stage, 6.30pm

♦ All Models must be dressed and ready to walk the catwalk on stage at least 30 minutes prior to the event.

♦ The pavillion is available for dressing and preparation of the models.

♦ The Fashion Show forms part of the judging criteria and contributes towards the final results.

♦ The prize-giving will occur on stage at the conclusion of the show.

Wearable Art Awards – Online Entry Form