Two entries from Monaghan Collegiate School have been selected to go through to the regional finals 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. The two designs were selected from over 1,500 entries, only 400 making it through to the regional finals.
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.
Another group of transition year students, Rebecca Keating, Melissa De Freitas and Nayad Braga kept their creative hands busy in the creation of ‘Beautiful Lies’. Their dress is made from zips, old jeans, feathers, and cardboard. The dress showcases beautiful details with flowers made from zips and a very striking, carnival style 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 northern regional finals. These regional finals take place in the Millennium Forum Theatre in Londonderry on Friday 1st March. The two outfits will be showcased on the catwalk and the top 15 designs will progress to the Grand Final in May. An online public vote for all of the regional finalist designs will take place through Facebook. This vote is worth 10% of the student’s overall score and will take place from 9am on Monday the 18th of February until midnight on Friday the 22nd February on the Junk Kouture Facebook page. Please support Monaghan Collegiate School students by voting for your favourite design.
Caption/Photo 1: ‘Cardinal Sin’ by Leah Smith, Kirsty Nesbitt (model) and Sarah Lyster.
Caption/Photo 2: ‘Beautiful Lies’ by Nayad Braga, Melissa De Freitas (model) and Rebecca Keating.