Students from St Fergal's College in Rathdowney have made it through to the regional finals of the Junk Kouture 2018 competition.
Now in its eight year Ireland's leading fashion and art competition for secondary schools challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and junk.
The students in Rathdowney came up with this look titled 'Emergence' which is modeled by Ava Meagher.
Pictured at the announcement are Emma Furlong, community banking leader south Laois Bank of Ireland, Nadia Tavoileri, youth co-ordinator Laois/Offaly Bank of Ireland, Rachel Barton, Ava Meagher and Kate Herke with teacher Clodagh Kennedy at St Fergal's College Rathdowney with the dress, Emergence.
The thrifty students collected a vast array of unwanted 'junk' to fashion their entry which sees them go forward to compete in the Eastern regional final of the competition on March 5 in the Helix, Dublin.
Other Laois schools to make the final include: Scoil Chriost Ri, Heywood Community School, Mountmellick Community School and Portlaoise College. So far, each of these schools has had one entry accepted to the competition sponsored by Bank of Ireland.
Pictures by Jeff Harvey.