World Of Wearable Art 2018


Finalist garment of the World Of Wearable Art Competition

Wellington New Zealand, 2018

Avant-garde section

Design and fabrication: Jasna Bajlo 

In 2018 Jasna Bajlo entered an international wearable art competition, World Of Wearable Art, or WOW, held every year in Wellington, New Zealand. This competition is attracting designers all over the world for more than 30 years. 

Each year the organizers choose six categories and ask the designer to submit their entry in one that inspired them. 

There are three recurring Sections; Aotearoa, Avant-garde and Open, and three Sections that are unique to that year.

After submitting, each designer has to wait for the announcement of the jury, whether their garment has been selected. There is a two steps selection.  

The garments that have been selected in step 2, do become finalists and get to participate in the amazing show. 

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World Of Wearable Art 

"Pleurae", Jasna Bajlo Carr, Australia

Photo credit: World of WearableArt Ltd

Model: Paige Shand


by Jasna Bajlo 

worked on this dress for 4 months. It started as an experiment with material and form. I was interested in telling the story of the fragile body protected by some sort of armor dress. For me, it was very important to continue to work on the concepts I find interesting such as contrast, form, time, fragility, and strength. Concepts that are always at the base of all my designs.


I decided to name my piece Pleurae which is a name for a membrane that surrounds the lungs. This dress represents the artificial membrane around our body,  that filtrates the air. 


For this competition, I decided to set my heroine in a dystopian future. Civilization is faced with environmental degradation and air pollution is a sad reality. This dress is a breathing apparatus my heroine uses to filtrate the air she breaths.