WoWing the Crowds

The 2005 World of Wearable Art (WoW) show – the first to be held in Wellington rather than Nelson – was a huge success, with a record-breaking 30,000 tickets purchased for the event. The show is widely regarded as a launching pad for careers in NZ’s booming film and fashion industries. Founder Suzie Moncrieff plans to stage the event in Australia, Canada, the U.K, and South East Asia in the near future, stating that “It has always been part of the vision to take it out into the world and be a showcase for NZ.” The supreme winner for 2005 was former Green Party MP Mike Ward.


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Taika Waititi Puts on a Tuxedo

Taika Waititi Puts on a Tuxedo

His film Jojo Rabbit may be the year’s most unlikely Oscar contender: a Nazi comedy. How will the irreverent director fare amid Hollywood’s sacred rituals? Pop culture reporter Kyle Buchanan investigates for…