Donegal students are proving that not all junk goes to waste by creating one-of-a-kind costumes that have earned them places in the regional finals of Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2018.
Now in its eighth year Ireland’s leading fashion and art competition for secondary schools challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and junk.
Teams from Carndonagh Community School, Colaiste Ailigh Letterkenny, Colaiste Cholmcille Ballyshannon, Errigal College Letterkenny, Loreto Letterkenny and Scoil Mhuire Buncrana have all made the list of regional finalists. Voting is open now at app.junkkouture.com/home
Errigal College Letterkenny Transition Year students Jenni Deane (model), Caoimhe Seery and Jack Doyle are celebrating the success of their nature-inspired costume called ‘Plastic Revolution’.
The thrifty students collected a vast array of unwanted “junk” to fashion their entry which sees them go forward to compete in the Northern regional final of the competition on the 1st of March in the Millennium Forum, Derry.
The students had a surprise visit from Junk Kouture and representatives from Bank of Ireland Letterkenny last week to present them with a silver ticket to the next round.
Voting is officially open for the public to choose their favourite outfits. For the full list of regional finalists and voting details, visit: https://app.junkkouture.com/home