2014 Junk Kouture12 Feb 2014
The Transition Year art class has worked very hard since September designing, collecting junk and creating costumes for this years Junk Kouture competition.
Junk Kouture is a national competition for second level students in Ireland and Northern Ireland which challenges teenagers to create high-end wearable fashion from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin. Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers while at the same time subtly educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste for the good of the planet.
Pictured below you can see the wonderful work produced by the girls this year and some images from their recent fashion show.
The next step involves the judges whittling the entrants down to just 80 outfits per region – north, south, east and west. These chosen outfits are the semi-finalists and subsequently the students must choreograph a performance to showcase their outfit on the catwalk in one of four regional theatres. They have 90 seconds to impress on the catwalk and if successful the 20 highest scoring outfits progress to the grand final. Good luck to the girls in the next stage.