Trashion Fashion 2018

Final of Junk Kouture 2018

Louth County Council is delighted to announce that 3 local creations  have reached the final of Junk Kouture 2018.  Two of the Finalists recently took part in the Local Trashion Fashion event which was held in the Carrickdale Hotel where 61 models showcased their couture outfits of all shapes and sizes made by the least couture of materials - JUNK! Each outfit is unique. Each one is made from 100% recycled materials!

The public can get involved by voting for their favourite design through the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture voting app, accessed through the BOIStudents Facebook page.  Voting will commence on Monday 19th February 2018. The Regional Finals take place on 5th March at the Helix in DCU. For details on the full list of regional finalists visit www.facebook.com/BOIstudents

Queen Bean from St Vincents, A Chance to change from Coliste Ris and an entry from Scoil Ui Mhuire, Dunleer modeled by Nadia Zalecka 

It is the eight year of the Junk Kouture competition which is sponsored by the Bank of Ireland and it involves students creating wearable and high end garments. The outfits must then be modelled on a catwalk to a 90 second piece of music, which allows the students to choreograph a performance to showcase their creations. The students are judged on recycling of materials, performance and online votes.

The judges of this year’s final include Louis Walsh and model Pippa O’Connor. This year’s Junk Kouture prizes include €2,500 cash for the school, €500 cash and iPad minis for the winning team.  The overall regional winning teams and their teacher will also attend the Cannes Film Festival in May 2018.

Louth will be represented at the National Final by one entry from Colaiste Ris "A chance to change", one from St Vincents "Queen Bean" and one from Scoil Ui Mhuire, Dunleer model Nadia Zalecka.  Good luck on the night!

Colaiste Ris A chance to change_Queen bean CW (2)

The Eastern Region Final was held at the Helix in Dublin on the 5th March, with 17 teams representing Co Louth earning a place to show their creations in The Helix, Dublin on 5th March 18.    

Delight as 17 Entries from Louth reach Junk Kouture Regional Finals

Louth County Council is delighted to announce that an unprecedented seventeen local creations have reached the Regional Finals of the Junk Kouture which is Ireland’s leading fashion and art competition for second level students.  All finalists recently took part in the local Trashion Fashion event which was held in the Carrickdale Hotel where 60 models showcased their couture outfits of all shapes and sizes made by the least couture of materials – junk!  Each outfit is unique.  Each one is made from 100% recycled materials!

It is the eight year of the Junk Kouture competition which is sponsored by the Bank of Ireland and it involves students creating wearable and high end garments. The competition has already captivated over 20,000 students, 6,000 teachers and 100,000 audience members in Ireland.  The outfits must then be modelled on a catwalk to a 90 second piece of music, which allows the students to choreograph a performance to showcase their creations.  The students are judged on recycling of materials, performance and online votes.  The ultimate aim of the entrant is to reach the National Final which takes place in the 3Arena in Dublin where approximately fifteen designs from each regional final will display their creations.

Louth will be represented at the Regional Finals by nine entries from St. Vincent’s and one from Bush Secondary School.  Coláiste Rís are thrilled to supply four entries while Coláiste Chú Chulainn have one entry.  Dunleer will be delighted to be represented by their entry from Scoil Uí Mhuirí, while St. Mary’s Diocesan School in Drogheda are also delighted to have an entry.

Barry Eaton of Louth County Council welcomed the continued success of the local students and believes that “the calibre of entrants from Louth who have reached this year’s regional final is exceptional and we are confident that they will impress the judges.  We wish each of the seventeen entries from Louth the very best of luck at the Regional Finals and appeal to everyone to get behind the local entries by casting their votes.  We were very fortunate to have a Regional Winner last year in Pandora’s Box from Colaiste Ris and we would like to continue on from this success this year”.

The public can get involved by voting for their favourite design through the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture voting app, accessed through the BOIStudents Facebook page.  Voting will commence on Monday 19th February 2018. The Regional Finals take place on 5th March at the Helix in DCU. For details on the full list of regional finalists visit www.facebook.com/BOIstudents

It is the eight year of the Junk Kouture competition which is sponsored by the Bank of Ireland and it involves students creating wearable and high end garments. The outfits must then be modelled on a catwalk to a 90 second piece of music, which allows the students to choreograph a performance to showcase their creations. The students are judged on recycling of materials, performance and online votes.

Colaiste Ris A chance to change_Colaiste Ris - Merry go loompoker face CCColaiste Ris - Trashador

Fifteen teams from post-primary schools in Louth have qualified for 2018 Junk Kouture.  St Vincents Secondary School have nine entries "Deja Brew", Forty-love", "Iconical", "Orange is the new black", "Paper Culture", "Picture This", "Poker Face", "Too blue to be true" and "what Ophelia left behind".

   orange is the new black cw (2)ophelia-CW_fortylove CW (2)Bush School - Glam Glad

They are joined by four teams from Colaiste Ris, "A chance to change", "A million miles", "Trashador" and "Merry go loom", while Coliste Chu Chulainn is represented by "Driving me mad" and Bush Post Primary "Glam Glad"

Scoil Ui Mhuiri, Dunleer and St Marys Diocesan School, Drogheda will also be represented in the competition.

Last year, twenty six creations from local schools were showcased at the Regional Finals, Colaiste Ris were successful overall and was amount six Louth entries in the National Finals.

Now in its eight year Ireland's leading fashion and art competition for secondary schools challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from100% recycled materials and junk.