Sinead chats to Sinead O’Rourke,  from Malahide Community School,  who along with Tanyanat Tipprasert  and Joy Butdeekham won the Glamour Award in last year’s Junk Kouture. Model Béibhínn Sheridan tells us how it feels to wearing couture fashion made out of paper!

Junk Kouture  is a fashion design competition with a twist – it’s all about making couture out of JUNK. This all Ireland competition is open to all secondary school students which attracts 1,000 of entries each year.

If you’re wondering just how to make those fab flowers, Sinead, Tanyant Tipprasert and Joy give a quick demonstration.

So forget cotton and silk, instead think recycled milk cartons, old phone chargers and plastic bin liners to be among the next generation of Irish designers creating their own Couture style.

So if you want to show off your love of design and fashion while finding creative uses for all that Junk lying about go to Junk Kouture to find out how you can enter.

And if that’s not enough Junk Kouture fashion, here’s more designs from last year.

Overall Winner ‘ Lady Data’, Kelly Bolger from Colaiste Bride,Enniscorthy with Runners up ‘Warrior Knight’ Jose Varandas, Holy Trinity Cookstown with ‘Re’Juicing’, Katie Brill from Our Ladys ,Bower, Athlone a finalist in last year’s Junk Kouture competition.

‘Flower Power’, Ciara Dalton,Our Lady’s School Templeogue with ‘Catwalk Dancer’ Izabela Sladecekokva from Holy Trinity College Cookstown and Overall Junk Kouture Winner ‘Lady Data’,Kelly Bolger from Colaiste Bride, Enniscorthy.

Akuoma Ikwukeme from St Mary’s Dundalk a finalist in last years Junk Kouture competition.

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