Junk Kouture challenges post-primary school students across the country to design, create and model haute-couture designs made from everyday rubbish.
The golden rule is that everything used must be 100% recycled materials. Roz Purcell will be joining this year’s panel
Student Amy Archibold from Donahies Community School,Donaghmede, models the Junk Kouture creation ‘Autumn in Motion’ which she designed with fellow students Emma O’ Neil and Lucy Davis. This design was created with the aim of making a fierce tribal character to fight the rise of unsustainable fashion brands on social media and its effect on the globe and climate change. The designers hand wove recycled twine and wool. It represents a change in fashion and how we should strive to stay clear of harmful materials that the production of is bad for the environment.
Ange Mpatu from Blanchardstown Youthreach, models the Junk Kouture creation ‘The Warrior Team ’which was designed with fellow students Simone White and Bernadette Maughan. . The team took the inspiration from their model whose family is originally from the Congo. He was influenced by the way they dress as well as the culture dance and music from their country.
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