WHAT IS JUNK KOUTURE?
A recycled fashion competition
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. 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 five years, Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier recycled fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.
REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 11TH 2016
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HOW DOES IT WORK?
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 29th, 2016. 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 80 per region – north, south, east and west. The successful designs are the semi-finalists and subsequently the students must choreograph a performance to showcase their outfit on the catwalk in one of four regional semi-finals held in theatres across the country. The chosen model has 90 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 of the competition.
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2016 JUDGES TO BE REVEALED
Junk Kouture is a national competition for second level students in Ireland and Northern Ireland
OUR PROUD SPONSOR
Junk Kouture is an important part of a range of fun and engaging inititatives supported by Bank of Ireland to provide a positive approach to developing students understanding of relevant issues to them – everything from teamwork, personal responsibility and striving for achievement.
iPad Minis for the winning team
The teacher of the winning team will receive an iPad Mini
Bank of Ireland Glamour Prize (Model Prize)
2 dresses/outfits and their models will be chosen to attend the The Royal Film Premiere in London (subject to the limited number of invites from the Royal Film Premiere, this prize is for the model only)
LSAD Scholarship Prize
(terms and conditions apply)
Regional Finalist Prize
Best Hair and Makeup Prize
Best Performance Prize
Bank of Ireland Enterprise Award
Most Unusual Material Prize
CoderDojo Techno/Wearables Prize
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