WHAT IS JUNK KOUTURE?
A recycled fashion competition
Junk Kouture is a national competition for second level students which challenges teenagers to create high-end wearable fashion 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 four years, Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier recycled fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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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 the 31st January 2015 (Ireland) and 28th February 2015 (Scotland). 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.
This year the regional finals will take place in the following venues:VIEW VENUES & BUY TICKETS
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Junk Kouture is a national competition for second level students in Ireland and Northern Ireland
OUR PROUD SPONSORS
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.
Repak is an industry funded organisation whose aim it is to facilitate and grow packaging recycling. Repak was established to help businesses meet their legal obligations to fund the recovery and recycling of the packaging on the goods or services they supply, as set out in the Waste Management.
iPad Minis for the winning team
The teacher of the winning team will receive an iPad Mini
2 designs and their models will be chosen to attend the Royal Film Premiere in London
A prize will be presented to the design that best incorporates packaging
This award will be presented to the audience member who is best dressed in recycled materials!
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