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Junk Kouture Finalists

Fri 16th Feb 2018

The students need your vote!

We are delighted that two teams from the school have been selected for the Junk Kouture Competition Regional Finals which will take place in the Helix on the 6th March. 

  • Power of Anthea: Sinead Walsh, Aoife Byrne and Eve Digby. (vertical photo)
  • Feather Festival: Alice Cole, Chiara Sartini, Isabella Sartini. (angled photo)

There will also be an opportunity to vote for teams in the regionals from the 19th-23rd Feb, this will go towards marks on the night. Log on to to vote.

What is Junk Kouture?

Junk Kouture is a national contest which encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin. Bank of Ireland 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. Over the last seven years, Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier recycled fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland and in 2015 extended it’s creative platform to Scotland.

The competition is launched annually in September with information packs being sent to all secondary schools across the country. Students are challenged to create a wearable couture design and submit the photos of their finished outfit online by midnight on January 26th 2018. A maximum of three students can work on a single design. The rules stipulate that designs must be made from reworked trash or other used materials that are beyond their intended purpose

The next step involves the judges whittling the submitted designs down to just 400 (with 80 getting through from the north, south, west, east and Dublin). The successful designs (regional finalists) will be announced on the 8th of February at 7:00pm via the BOI Students Facebook page, and subsequently the students must choreograph a performance to showcase their outfit on the catwalk in one of five regional semi-finals held in theatres across the country (See venue details for more information). The chosen model has 60 seconds to impress the judging panel on the catwalk and if successful he/ she will be one of the twenty designs progressing to the glamorous grand final on the 19th April 2018 held in the 3Arena Dublin.

  • The King's Hospital Junk Kouture Entry 2018
  • The King's Hospital Junk Kouture Entry 2018