Dylan Mulder - From the World of Wearable Art to the world
Dylan Mulder is an industrial designer who was a finalist in the World of Wearable Art competition four times, winning awards in 2013, 2014 and 2016. In 2016, he won the Wearable Technology and Cirque du Soleil awards for his futuristic Digital Stealth God designs - garments inspired by ancient Egyptian dynasties which he envisaged as still reigning in a parallel universe. That win bagged Mulder a one-month internship to work at Cirque du Soleil's Canadian headquarters, which has led to ongoing work with the pioneering entertainment company, and Mulder hopes to return to its Montreal headquarters soon. He has also worked as a freelance designer in the movie industry, including at Weta Workshop. Mulder was born in Mosgiel and is a descendant of the master weaver Dame Rangimarie Hetet. World of Wearable Art 2017 opens in Wellington on September 21.