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(Image from Bank of Ireland Junk Couture Facebook Page showing Regional Finalists on the night).

Junk Kouture Finalists

Congratulations to four outstanding, talented teams from Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel who got through to the 2018 Junk Kouture Final. Shortlisted  from an initial 4,600 students, they appeared  in ‘The 3 Arena’, Dublin on 19th of April led by their Art teachers Ms. Fennell and Ms. Murphy, with Keyara Connolly who did the make up.

Each team had 60 seconds to impress the judging panel on the catwalk. The energetic atmosphere and fans screaming support was out of this world.  Regional Finalists, from the North, South, East, West and Dublin Regions were selected to be there on the night.

Huge congratulations to Presentation Clonmel’s  team members Alanna Gilbert and Sarah Ní Cheallaigh who won for the Southern region. Well-done to all the girls!  All the hard work and ingenuity has been rewarded

All the Regional Winners were showing their costumes on RTE’s  Ray D’Arcy Show on Saturday 21st April 2018, and will go to the Cannes Film festival to walk the runway.

‘Expressivo’  (a musical term chosen by the girls to describe their creation) was designed by Sarah Ní Cheallaigh and Alanna Gilbert, and modeled by Alanna Gilbert. It’s concept is about expressing yourself. Inspired by suicide awareness (the outfit made from the keys and inside parts of a piano) was designed to relay the message ‘that it is what is inside that counts, not the outside’. 

See earlier News Post on our website about  making a change as part of the ‘Fashion Revolution’ by  using our voice and creativity  An ethical fashion revolution

(Bank of Ireland 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, illustrating the importance of recycling and reusing waste). 






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