Dandelions blow the audience away
winning category prizes in the awards for seven years and says it’s satisfying seeing designs come to life.
“There’s nothing else like it that you can enter where the design is completely free and it’s your own.
“It’s such a buzz seeing it come up on stage.”
Although she had the idea for her entry several years ago there was never an appropriate section for it, but this year the children’s category and its theme At the Bottom of the Garden was perfect.
The WOW Awards, held in Wellington last weekend, saw 37 international designers and many New Zealand designers come together to present 165 garments over seven categories.
The Supreme Award went to carpenter David Walker from Alaska for his 17th century ball gown called Lady of the Wood.
The impressive piece was created out of mahogany and lace- wood with strips of maple and cedar veneer and a wig made from wood shavings.
Awards founder and director Suzie Moncrieff says there was no sign of the recession at this year’s event, with designers from all over the world taking part and seeing their garments come to life on the catwalk.
“It was very exciting for an international designer to win, reflecting how truly global the event has become,” Ms Moncrieff says.