IN PICTURES: Young fashion designers from Wexford in Junk Kouture’s grand finale


The young creators of WEXFORD will be on stage this week as the grand finale of the Junk Kouture school creativity competition will be broadcast on RTÉ2 on Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m.

he finalists from Wexford are Iconoclastic Fantastic and Bean Laochra Gael from Coláiste Bride Enniscorthy, A Circus from Gorey Community Schools and Better Red Than Dead, Got Milk? and Creagh College, the wooden warrior of Gorey.

“Bean Laochra Gael” designed by Niamh O’Leary, Hannah Doyle and Muireann Murphy and honored women in sport, translating the warrior of the gaels.

Creagh College Warrior delves into the environmental battle of deforestation, by Team Clara Hart, Aoife Kavanagh and Lauren Paisley.

While students from Gorey Community School, Jennifer Murphy and Maisie Adams, were chosen as the region’s “wild card” selection with their design, Better Red than Dead which uses red rosettes.

An agriculture favorite comes from High School Presentation students Dara Kelly, Leah Cassidy and Rachel Furlong with “Got Milk?” »And uses more than 1000 cartons of milk.

Gorey Community School students Catherine Tully and Aine Whitty designed ‘Life is a Circus’ which focuses on mental health while ultimately a team of German Erasmus student Alicia (Iconoclast Fantastic) created a gender-neutral outfit .

On the night, Wexford students will face 40 schools to win a regional title ahead of the general title and there will also be musical entertainment provided by rapper JYellowL.

Now in its eleventh year, a spokesperson for Junk Kouture said this year’s upcycled fashion competition is not lacking in originality.

While it has been a tough year for everyone, the finalists let nothing derail their candidacy for Junk Kouture’s glory and the incredible attention to detail, inspiring stories and innovative use of what everyone could take it as old fashioned means that home viewers will be in for a truly spectacular show.

“The show is back on television screens for a second year in a row, in a redesigned format due to Covid-19. The broadcast of the final of the Junk Kouture by RTÉ allows these talented young people to express themselves to a wider audience while embracing sustainable habits and becoming the future agents of change in our world ”.

Not to be missed, the show can be watched live on RTÉ 2 or at any time on the RTÉ player.


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