Junk Kouture students set to capture imaginations

Junk Kouture students set to capture imaginations

A local school will take part in the regional finals of the annual Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition.

Now in its sixth year, Ireland’s leading fashion and art competition for secondary schools challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and junk. Open to students nationwide, entries for 2016 surpassed all expectations making it the biggest competition to date.

Regional finalists will be presented with a precious Silver Ticket at their respective finals in March, though some regional winners received a surprise visit from the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture team who were on the road earlier this month.

Pictured here (left) are Bank of Ireland staff from the local Thomastown branch, Sinead Burke, Branch Manager, with teachers Jane Naddy and Lena Bolger and student designers Sienna Reynolds, Lauren Browne, Grace Kent and Sinead Fitzpatrick wearing dress from Scoil Aireagail in Ballyhale They now have their Silver Ticket which secures them a place in the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Southern Regional Final taking place on the 9th March for their entry,' Casino Royale'.