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 for this one-hour talk and a 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 to hear 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 warmly welcomes members of our Deaf Rainbow community. 

Entry is free, however visitor capacity is limited. Please register for tickets.

At Red and Orange settings of the Covid-19 Protection Framework, the event can go ahead with a maximum of 60 people and 1-metre distancing. 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.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 18 January 2022