Two Christchurch sisters have taken out the supreme World of Wearable Art award.
Tatyanna and Natasha Meharry's entry "The Exchange" won the overall award at the 25th World of Wearable Arts show in Wellington.
It is the first time in four years a New Zealand entry has won the supreme award.
The sisters describe their entry as a portrait of an historical exchange of gifts, adorned with ceramic feathers and coins.
Natasha Meharry says it was amazing to win and they did not go into the competition expecting to do so.
"You don't really ever think you're going to win I don't think, you just hope that it looks great and everybody likes it," she says.
"There's so many amazing garments, so many talented people."
The women say the design took them about six months to make and they worked on it every day.
Founder of the World of Wearable Art awards Dame Suzie Moncrieff says she's blown away by this year's winning design.
She says it's the first time in four years a New Zealand entry has won the supreme award.