Students make top 12

A DRESS created by three Dundalk students out of bicycle tyre tubing was highly acclaimed at the ERP Junk Kouture Grand Final 2012.

A DRESS created by three Dundalk students out of bicycle tyre tubing was highly acclaimed at the ERP Junk Kouture Grand Final 2012.

Fashionable waste was the trend of the day at the ERP Junk Kouture Grand Final 2012 which saw secondary school students from all over the country compete for the coveted prize worth e6,000.

The tyrne tubing dress entitled “Punkture” was created by Akuoma Ikwukeme, Destini Doherty and Emily Cumiskey of St Mary’s College, Dundalk who finished in the top 12.

The dress was created from bicycle tyre tubing sewed together and punctured with nails. “Punkture” lost out in the Eastern region to overall winner “Lady Data”.

The Marist students were among 80 shortlisted finalists who took to the stage to showcase their ERP Junk Kouture design made from everyday waste materials from orange peels and feathers to computer cabling, milk cartons and batteries.

The judges included international designer Peter O’Brien, stylist and fashion journalist Angela Scanlon, designer Zoe Boomer and Yvonne Holmes from ERP.