It was the turn of Ireland’s up-and-coming eco-conscious creators and fashion designers at the first live final of Junk Kouture powered by RTE since 2020. Sixty haute-couture designs made from 100% recycled materials created and modelled by talented post-primary students took to the stage for the Dublin City Final at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.
Creations by young designers aged 13 -18 years from around the country were chosen by the Junk Kouture judges Louis Walsh, Roz Purcell, Soulé and Stephen McLaughlin to represent Ireland at the first ever Junk Kouture World Final in Abu Dha
The final Irish designs will be up against 50 other designs - 10 from each of Junk Kouture’s other city finals in their five new territories: London, Paris, Milan, New York and Abu Dhabi. At the World Final, there will be six individual City Designer Awards for each location plus the first ever Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year! Other prizes up for grabs include the Glamour Award, Wearable Art Award, Innovation Award and a Performance Award.
Junk Kouture is Powered by RTÉ. The Creative Ireland Programme continues to support Junk Kouture across several areas developing its online education resources to ensure that students and educators alike can avail of educational material around Junk Kouture’s three areas of focus – creativity, sustainability and entrepreneurship. Programmes driven by the support of Creative Ireland will help educators encourage young people to become micro-influencers for change through creativity and circularity.