Big congratulations go out to Bush Post Primary students Megan Mc Guinness, Megan O’Connor and Mary Rose Mc Carragher, from Carlingford, who have made it through to the finals of the Junk Kouture recycled fashion competition.
During their Art classes with Amanda Mc Donnell and the help of Ms. O Keeffe, students were challenged to create high end wearable fashion from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin.
They created an outfit made from individual cut and weaved coke cans named ‘Cantastic’.
Along with Cantastic, two other groups from Bush Post Primary – Wirey Firey and Flower Power – had only 90 seconds to impress on the catwalk and the 21 highest scoring outfits progressed to the grand final.
The grand final takes place with the 20 finalists from each region battling it out on the catwalk to be crowned champion and walk away with more than €20,000 worth in prizes and a possible appearance on the Late Late show.
Once on the catwalk at the Grand Finale, the Junk Kouture’s expert judges will be tasked with the decision of finding the budding designers.
This year’s grand final will take place in The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin on Friday, April 19th.
As 10 per cent of the winning mark is available in the online vote, Cantastic needs their local community to vote online which began yesterday (Monday, April 1) until Friday, April 12 at 12am.
People will be able to vote once every 24 hours. All you need to do is log onto the website at www.junkkouture.com and click on ‘Cantastic’.
Your vote will not be registered until you have checked your email account.
Students would like to thank everyone for their votes and support along the way.