Since September last year, Scoil Chriost Ri Transition year students have been recycling, reusing and reducing waste by creating Junk Kouture fashion.
Under the tuition of art teacher Jayne Louise Kelly they produced 12 fabulous innovative fashion Junk Kouture creations for this years Junk Kouture national competition.
Five of Scoil Chriost Ri’s 12 entries have been chosen to go through to the southern regional finals of Junk Kouture 2014. The semi finalists are Alatinium by Eireann Brennan, Anna Healy and Laura Buggy, Atomic by Faye Lewis and Megan Leonard, Chapter:ONE by Amy Malloy, Grainne Delaney and Rebecca Nolan, Evileen by Hannah Kerrigan, Emma Hooban and Emer Ruttledge and Flock of Folds by Laura Walsh and Eadaoin Kinsella.
Over 2,500 national entries were received and the judges have whittled 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.
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. All entries will take part in an online vote.
This vote will be worth 10% of the dresses overall results. The online vote is taking place until midnight on February 28. on the ERP Ireland’s Facebook Page. Everyone can vote once per day.