Monday, 03 August, 2020

Junk Kouture Grand Final Dublin 2nd May 2019

One entry from Monaghan Collegiate School have been selected to go through to the national final of the Junk Kouture recycled fashion competition 2019. This competition has established itself as the leading fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and aims to promote recycling and creativity. Earlier this year two designs were selected from over 1,500 entries, only 400 making it through to the regional finals in Derry last March and one of which has the honour of representing the school on the 2nd May 2019 in Dublin.
Transition year students, Leah Smith, Kirsty Nesbitt and Sarah Lyster worked together to create the very striking ‘Cardinal Sin’. The students were inspired by the idea of addiction, using playing cards and beermats to create their outfit. They experimented with the materials to create a very sculptural jumpsuit with a statement headpiece.
All of the students have worked exceptionally hard and the school would like to congratulate them on their achievement in getting through to the Grand Final.
The students would like to thank all those who voted for them in the recent campaign and to Mr. Reid, Ms. Creighton and Ms. Murnaghan for their support.
Over 100 school supporters will attend the final on 2nd May in the 3Arena Dublin and we wish the girls every success.
Our thanks to Nial O’Connor & the staff of Monaghan County Council Environment Section for their support and to Jack McCarron and the staff of Bank of Ireland for their sponsorship and support of this event.