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Havelock North Designer Kate MacKenzie Shines At WOW

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Havelock North designer Kate MacKenzie managed to shine among 147 designers from 17 countries vying for 39 awards in the World of Wearable Arts competition in Wellington.

Her garment, Axminstress was 2nd in the avant-garde section and runner-up for the Sustainability Award on Friday night.

MacKenzie is a practising artist and former WOW Supreme Award winner, who took her inspiration from carpets and hall runners for her 2018 entry.

She lamented the replacing of “woollen works of art that graced our floors and warmed our hearts.” with “beige colourless weavings” and upcycled childhood memories into this avant-garde garment.

Photo: Havelock North designer Kate MacKenzie’s garment was 2nd in avant-garde and runner-up in the sustainability award in the World of Wearable Art competition. For morCapturee on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to hawkesbaytoday.co.nz Posted: 3 October 2018