Mountrath Community School students have outdone themselves with their entries to the 2018 Junk Kouture fashion competition.
The national competition which is now open to entries, encourages Transition year students to create exciting designer outfits out of trash or recycled materials, with big prizes for the overall winners in an exciting final in the 3Arena on April 19.
Last year one entry from Mountrath CS made it to the regional final, while three from Laois made it as far as the national final.
One stunning entry by this year's Mountrath students is a colourful paper dress made from recycled paper swatches, by Liam Cleary, Erin Byrne and Alicia Byrne.
Another entry called 'Camera Shy', is made from old photo negatives and film reel. Ellen Bergin, Aoife Dunne and Aisling Mulhall made this dress. It represents social awareness on the internet.
A third pink dress called 'Overtaken' is made by Muireann Baker, Victoria Dobynn and Meegan Scully. The dress was made from bottle caps and recycled paper grave flowers. The message of the dress is drunk driving and the deaths related to drunk driving.
The competition is judged by an expert panel, but 10 percent of marks comes from public votes. Voting will take place through the Junk Kouture App from 12-16th February and winners will be announced on February 17.
Scroll through the gallery of photos to see the exquisite detail in Mountrath CS' three entries.
More entries from other Laois schools to follow, keep an eye on the Leinster Express Schools web page!