Junk Kouture 2020

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Junk Kouture 2020

PRES Clonmel “Recycled and Ready” for JUNK KOUTURE 2020 

 Junk Kouture is a fashion competition using recycled materials, which challenges young people to design, create and model high end couture from everyday junk! 

It takes in elements of fashion, design, engineering and environmental sustainability and transforms them into a creative contest like no other! Hitting its tenth year running, Junk Kouture has already captivated over 40,000 students, 8,000 teachers and 100,000 audience members. 

 This is the 10th year of the competition and following in the footsteps of our ten yearly success winning the first Junk Kouture all Ireland final, our student has been regional winners, and all Ireland finalists yearly.  

True to form we have five outstanding designs this year, that show high levels of thought and inspiration and driven the whole school community to re cycling and get involved. 

 Each of the groups looked at social issues that they felt passionate about, inspired by our past and present students their hard work and attention to detail and high standards they set on their own junk Kouture journey and experience.  

IMPERIUM modelled by Victoria Canty designed by Victoria & Ellen OGorman & Saoirse McCarra. 

Our inspiration for “Imperium” can from the “Birds of “Paradise” dress by Thierry Mugler. We chose a metal in the form of aluminium cans to create our dress as they can be recycled an infinite number of times to create many things, including wearable art couture, the leaf design represents the power of seasons rejuvenation. 

SOCKETTA made entirely from odd socks, modelled by Gabrielle Pranskeviciute, designed by Gabrielle & Aurora Moore & Yasmin Woodlock. 

Inspired by being unique and individual, all the varied sizes make shapes colours represent all the different nationalities, races religions and sexes coming together to make something beautiful, positive. 

 DOCHAS modelled by Caoimhe Nolan designed by Caoimhe, and Aine Ryan & Megan Morris. Inspired by DAFFODIL DAY 

 Inspired by Daffodil day which is a symbol for the Irish Cancer Society’s biggest fundraiser, raising money to support cancer patients and to fund life-saving cancer research. Cancer is a serious issue; however, the Daffodil is a bright, colourful and an iconic symbol of hope rather than despair showing us that if we work together in a positive way, we can all be stronger. Therefore, we named our dress Dóchas as it means hope in Irish. Cancer has affected nearly every family, including ours, and we need to continue to fight it through research, support and kindness. 

BO made from farm materials modelled by Sadhbh O Loughlin designed by Sadhbh & Elanna Walsh & Leah Pyke. BREXIT inspired; this dress reflects the hard work that farmers put into their livestock rearing them. Using feed bags and ropes as a symbol of the push and pull to reach a positive solution. 

 ARCOIRIS modelled by Lorraine Canty designed by Rachel Lambe, makeup by Sophie Pyke. 

 Our inspiration for Arcoiris is to spread awareness to the LGBT+ Community with inspiration from RuPauls Drag and Lady Gaga to make this dress. We collected over 500 Pringle cans and found ways to manipulate this material. Using all the colours of the pringle cans we created a powerful and meaningful outfit. 

 All costumes, concepts and music this year along with sixty-minute interview are uploaded. 

Regional finals take place in the university concert hall limerick on the 6th March 2020. All five of our costumes through. Wishing them the very best of luck. 

 The all-Ireland final at the Three Arena Dublin on the 30th April 2020  

 We wish all the students the very best of luck and commend their hard work and social awareness.