Junk Kouture

Junk Kouture 2018-19

Three T.Y. groups submitted designs for the Junk Kouture  fashion competition in 2019. All three submissions were created using recycled materials and re-purposing items that were going to be thrown away.Our designs were That’s So Silage Season, The Queen of Egypt and Flamin’ Coff. One of the submission, That’s So Silage Season, was chosen to perform in the Southern Regional finals in U. L. concert hall on the 8th of March. That’s So Silage Season was inspired by the farming backgrounds of both team members and was constructed using farming materials such as silage wrap and bags from animal feed. The pink silage wrap was leftover form the 2018 Wrap It Pink campaign that raised money for breast cancer awareness. The headpiece took inspiration from the Irish milliner Philip Treacy and the overall design was a nod to the traditional ball gown with a modern twist.

 

Junk Kouture 2017-18

Introducing our first Junk Kouture Regional Finalist Banríon Ophelia created by the very talented Megan, Chloe and Sally-Anne.
With the strong winds and heavy rain, storm Ophelia caused chaos across the country. The remnants of the destruction bore life to the fierce and powerful storm goddess Banríon Ophelia who has returned from the stormy clouds above and is here to take over!

 

 

Introducing our second design that has reached the Junk Kouture Regional Finals, Ragz to Richez created by the talented Holly and Jayne.
Ragz to Richez is an evening gown highlighting child labour for designer clothing companies.
The rags represent the rag cladded children in these grueling sweatshops. The shiny, reflective materials represent the wealth and riches of the consumers of these sweatshop made garments. Remember the rags from which these riches came.