Creative Donegal students will be taking their designs to the catwalk in the Junk Kouture Grand Final this December.
The much-anticipated event takes place on Thursday 9th December at 7pm on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player.
Three of the final designs were dreamt up by students from Inishowen.
Halcyon Heist by Teagan Mcintyre from Scoil Mhuire Buncrana, is a majestic and whimsical dress inspired by lockdown, using karate belts, styrofoam and old curtains.
Cereuleum by Ciara Gilmore at Carndonagh Community School used out of date surgical equipment, mainly breast biopsy devices, to make a fishtail dress with a corset style bodice.
Floraison, by Aishling Doherty and Niamh Diver-Hall at Carndonagh Community School, was a wildcard entry in the final. The dress is a representation of the arts community during Covid-19 and how artists and writers have overcome the obstacles they have been faced with. They used recycled music sheets pleated to make the skirt and flowers. Recycled Irish textbooks were used as flowers to mirror how much impact the rose had on Irish history.
Junk Kouture Powered by RTÉ makes its return to TV screens for a second year running, in a re-designed format due to Covid-19. In true Junk Kouture style, the 2021 finalists will have to impress a star-studded panel of judges who know a little bit about thinking outside the box when it comes to creativity, design and performance.
CEO of Junk Kouture Troy Armour said: “Televising the Junk Kouture Grand Final opens the world’s largest platform for youth expression, creativity and sustainability to new viewers, beaming the creative talents and innovation of Ireland’s young people into the sitting rooms of Ireland and around the globe to our new territories with the RTÉ Player. We have kept our commitment to young creatives and teachers to carry out a grand final despite the absence of live events this year. Best of luck to everyone taking part and to our judges Louis, Michelle, Roz and Stephen who have the difficult task of choosing the 11th annual winner of Junk Kouture!”
So don’t miss out on the fun! Tune in to the Junk Kouture Grand Final 2021 on Thursday 9th December at 7pm on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player.
The Junk Kouture final is Powered by RTÉ. The Creative Ireland Programme continues to support Junk Kouture across several areas developing its online education resources to ensure that students and educators alike can avail of educational material around Junk Kouture’s three areas of focus – creativity, sustainability and entrepreneurship. Programmes driven by the support of Creative Ireland will help educators encourage young people to become micro-influencers for change through creativity and circularity.