Which Are You, “All Wired Up” Or A “Palette Prisoner”?

Junk Kouture is all about creating fashion from recyclable materials of every sort. Its purpose is to encourage young future designers, in second level institutions, to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art, from simple everyday junk that would normally find its way into our rubbish tips.

So, how popular is this competition? Well try to obtain a ticket for the Southern Regional Final in Limerick on March 9th next, and you will find the Venue is fully ‘Sold Out’.

This year once again a total of 6 young creative designers from Transition Year at the Ursuline Convent Secondary School in Thurles have taken part in the ‘National Junk Kouture Competition 2018’, sponsored by Bank of Ireland (BOI).

It is no secret that the annual National Junk Kouture competition aims to inspire and ignite passion in young teenagers, while at the same time subtly educating them regarding the importance of recycling and the reusing of what is too often regarded as waste materials.

Over the past number of years, Bank of Ireland’s Junk Kouture event has established itself as the premier recycling fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland; and in 2015, extended its creative platform, further afield; to the shores of Scotland.

Featured here are just two of the Ursuline Convent’s very imaginative, chosen dress designs, entitled “All Wired Up”, [modelled /designed by Miss Elena Quirke and design aided by Miss Alannah O’Donoghue and Miss Saoirse Quirke] ; and  “Palette Prisoner”, [modelled and designed by Miss Benita Wrochna and design aided by Miss Kayleigh Fogarty and Miss Kathelyn Egan.]

Congratulations! “Super designs and we wish all students taking part at the Ursuline Convent Secondary School, including those not featured here, the very best of luck”.


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