Design with the WOW Factor

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Presented by Christopher Davis and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

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  • Talk/Workshop

  • Duration

    60 minutes

    (no intermission)

  • Show Type

    Festival Event

  • Accessibility

    This Event will be NZSL Interpreted. 

    Wheelchair access.

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Presented by Christopher Davis and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Free entry

Where & When

Full Schedule

World of WearableArt (WOW) sustainability award winner, Christopher Davis shares insight to his creative process, queer influences and the experience of designing garments for WOW. Join us for this one-hour talk and showcase of some of Christopher’s garments that have graced the WOW stage.

Christopher is a landscape designer and garment designer based in South Auckland. At 18 he accompanied his mum to Wellington and witnessed his first WOW. He was hooked. By 20 he had won his first sustainability award with Itchy Stitch, a bodice made completely out of knitting needles salvaged from op shops meeting the criteria of 85% post-consumer repurposed materials. Christopher’s innovative designs have had regular acceptance into the competition, featured on an Air New Zealand ad, appeared in Italian Vogue and been displayed at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

A must for fashion-show lovers, out-of-the-box thinkers and budding designers. Join us for an inspiring talk on how creativity became a medium of self-expression and helped Christopher embrace being both gay and dyslexic. This event is NZSL Interpreted by Platform Interpreting NZ, and we warmly welcome members of our Deaf Rainbow community. ‘Design with WOW Factor – Christopher Davis: A Creative Inspiration’ is proud to be part of the Auckland PRIDE Festival.

Entry is free, however visitor capacity is limited. Please register for tickets under Ticket info. If we are unable to proceed during PRIDE month due to COVID-19, a postponement date has been set for Sunday 6 March 2022, 2–3pm. At Red and Orange settings of the Covid-19 Protection Framework, we can welcome a maximum of 50 people with 1-metre distancing. At the Green setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework, we can welcome a maximum of 80 people. To keep you safe, wearing a face mask, scanning in using the NZ COVID tracer app, and showing us your My Vaccine Pass is required. We look forward to hosting you and sharing this wonderful event!

 

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  • Red

    At the Red and Orange settings of the Covid-19 Protection Framework we can welcome a maximum of 65 people with 1-metre distancing. 

  • Orange

    At the Red and Orange settings of the Covid-19 Protection Framework we can welcome a maximum of 65 people with 1-metre distancing. 

  • Green

    At the Green setting of the Covid-19 Protection Framework we can welcome a maximum of 130 people. To keep you safe, wearing a face mask, scanning in using the NZ COVID tracer app, and showing us your My Vaccine Pass is required.

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