Junk Art at Coláiste Rís reaches finals

Junk Art at Coláiste Rís reaches finals

Coláiste Rís Secondary school is absolutely delighted that two of its creations have reached the regional finals of Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion Competition 2016. Over 1100 entries were submitted to Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture this year and only 320 designs made it to the regional finals.

The Eastern Finals will take place in The Helix Theatre Dublin on Monday the 7th of March and Coláiste Rís students will be asking for your online vote this week.

The Junk Kouture Competition began six years ago and it involves students creating wearable and high end garments from recycled materials . The outfits must then be modelled on a catwalk to a 90 second piece of music. The students are judged on recycling of materials, performance and online votes. 20 of the 80 costumes at each regional heat have a chance to progress to the National Final which takes place in the 3Arena in Dublin. Transition Year Students from Coláiste Rís are very excited about taking part in this competition as it is the school’s first time entering and students proved they are ready to storm the catwalk after winning three prizes at the Louth County Council competition - Trashion Fashion.

The students have two very different catwalk themes with ‘Tickety Tock here comes Alice’ taking your wardrobe on a trip down the rabbit hole to find yourself seated at the ever famous Mad Hatters tea party. Inspiration from Tim Burton’s famous Alice and Wonderland Story and fashion designer Alexander Mc Queen were used to create this costume which is made from discarded Oriel Park Tickets, which were collected after each match. The team consists of Fianait Maye (Model), Caragh Brady and Kate Smyth.

The second ensemble ‘Winning Today, Old News Tomorrow’ captures a lady at Dundalk Races ready to enter a Lady’s Day Competition, this creation is made from fish and chip cones collected at catering events and waste pieces of card. Student’s captured their theme from John Galliano and Christian Dior’s famous newspaper print collection. The team consist of Rebecca Keenan (Model), Liam Lawless and Vents Zemene.