Junk Kouture is a national contest which encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin. Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers while at the same time subtly educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste.
In 2016, Old Bawn entered the competition for the first time with its entry ‘Uptown Punk’, by Lily Rose Chatham, Grace Nestor and Helana Paul Maliakal. The outstanding entry and was not only shortlisted for the Eastern Regional Finals, but was also chosen as a Wild Card for the All Ireland Final.
Following the school’s success in the competition, and the availability of time this year, our budding fashion designers in Transition Year have eagerly begun designing their creative Junk Kouture outfits.