Local students are gearing up for the south regional final of this year's Junk Kouture competition, which takes place on Friday in Limerick.
A number of Kilkenny schools have entered this year, and have now been selected as regional finalists.
Now in its sixth year, the 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 Silver Ticket at their finals. The grand final, featuring the top 80 dresses, will take place in the 3Arena, Dublin in April.
Judges for the competition in recent years have included model Vogue Williams, Rosanna Davison, and Faye Dinsmore. This year, judges Tracy Fahey from UCL Art and Design, fashion stylist Rob Condon will return to join Louis Walsh on the panel. Two further judges will be announced soon.
For more, see www.junkkouture.ie.