Back in September, we started Junk Kouture by joining the two TY classes, splitting into groups of three, and pitching our ideas. For Junk Kouture, you need to make a dress or outfit entirely from materials which would otherwise be thrown away. Old scratched CDs, old curtains, broken trampolines, used baby bottles, ring tabs from hundreds of cans, bottle lids and potato sacks were all used in different dresses from our class.
Each team had to make a headpiece and shoes to go with the dress. We entered eight teams in total into the competition. One team, ‘Gúna na Boinne’, got through from the judges vote, and the rest of the dresses were given the chance to get through via a lifeline vote. We are looking forward to the Regional Final in Castlebar on March 7th and hopefully the National Final on May 2nd.