ENTRY CATEGORIES IN 2015
This section is for those artists embracing the digital age!
Technology (such as 3d printing, laser cutters, digital design software or embroidery machine) could be utilized to make a piece of wearable art in this category. Alternatively, the work itself could have aspects of technology incorporated into it ; interactive fabrics, electronic integrated systems led lights, automated parts or a new innovation of your own design.
Inspiration for entrants can be drawn from contemporary designers Amy Winters, who’s garments are made with interactive material such as a dress from holographic sound reactive leather or pieces which change colour on reaction to sunlight and water or Ying Gao’s incredible interactive dresses which move in relation to the onlookers eye.
Shakespeare, Robin Hood, Cleopatra, Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice, Charles Dickens… attractively old-fashioned, but not necessarily authentic? You dream of days gone by or you’re obsessed with history, then you could create a historical costume or show us your vision of an ancient fable or fairy tale. Take us back in time to your favourite era!
Inspiration for this section could come from Oscar winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne’s on Elizabeth or John Galliano’s Fall/Winter 2009/10 men’s collections.
Photo from last year work (Tracey Stewart), Brass Rubbing Dress representing ‘Margaret of Scotland’ of the House of Stuart, wife of king Luoix XI of France.
Are you into architecture? Do you love nature? For this section take inspiration from what is all around you. Create a frozen waterfall ball-gown, find a use for your collection of beach glass and driftwood or use building materials as your medium – wallpaper scraps, leftover plumbing supplies from your DIY adventures. Show us your interpretation of built or natural environment!
Avant Garde or abstract, animal, vegetable or mineral… Anything goes! The only limits are your imagination.f
Image of Composition 6 by Wassily Kandinsky, 1913, State Hermitage Museum
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Your are limited to two entries maximum – per person or group
Your entry must be wearable, and able to withstand modelling during the Awards Show and for rehearsals before
Your entry must be suitable for viewers of all ages
Your entry needs to be safe to wear with no sharp edges, and not extremely heavy
Hats and other head-wear must be fitted and able to stay on your model/performer with movement
Staples, tape or hot glue are not relied on to hold garments together
While large entries can be impressive on stage for practical reasons please ensure your entry is not more than 2.5 metres in height or 1.5 metres in width
Ensure your entry can safely negotiate doorways and your model can walk up and down stairs to enter and exit the stage
We will take no responsibility for loss or damage that may be sustained to any entry during the show and rehearsals. It is therefore the responsibility of each entrant to insure their property from the time of its delivery until it is picked up or returned.