Laois Junk Kouture 2018 project wins Lifeline vote to regional final

Express Reporter


Express Reporter

Junk Kouture 2018 Laois Mountrath

Frida Colour Junk Kouture 2018

There are celebrations in Mountrath after a tense week of voting in the Junk Kouture 2018 Lifeline competition.

One project, Camera Shy, from Mountrath Community School made it straight through to the eastern regional final of the competition while a second project, Frida Colour, has made it through on the lifeline vote.

In total 23 Laois entries were up for the Lifeline vote with a total of 249 projects battling it out last week. Mountrath Community School had the edge when the vote finished up on Friday night.

Frida colour is a Junk Kouture 2018 project by Liam Cleary, Erin Byrne and Alicia Byrne is a colourful paper dress made from recycled paper swatches. 

The community in Mountrath got behind the local entry to push it forward until the final vote was counted.

Frida Color made it through and now joins eleven other Laois projects in the Junk Kouture competition in the regional final on March 5 in The Helix, Dublin.

A total of 79 stunning creations by secondary school students will be modelled in the Helix on the day. 

A vote is now ongoing for the 79 projects in the regional final, this vote counts towards 10% of their mark on the day of the final. 

Look at these stunning outfits made by Mountrath students for Junk Kouture.

Creative St Fergal's Rathdowney creation makes the Junk Kouture cut.

Incredible Scoil Chríost Rí Portlaoise creations make the Junk Kouture cut.