Mary Wing To returns to the World Of Wearable Art
World of Wearable Art is 30 this year - three decades of putting on stage thousands of jaw-dropping, labour-intensive and madly creative garments. 4,878 of them to be exact. What started as a small local then national competition now sees international competitors often taking home the top prizes. In 2011 Mary Wing To from London had studied fashion design and was an apprentice harness maker when she took out the Supreme WOW Award Winner with her leather horse-head garment. Lynn Freeman asked Mary what she's looking for as a judge this year - and how long it took to craft her winning garment: The 2018 World of Wearable Art Awards Show starts this Thursday at Wellington's TSB Arena.