Junk Kouture is a national competition for second level students which challenges teenagers to create high-end wearable fashion from everyday junk. Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers while at the same time inform about the importance of recycling and reusing waste for the good of the planet. In the last three years, Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland
This year three entries from Loreto College St. Stephen’s Green qualified for the regional semi final in The Helix DCU. "Aluminate" was created from tin foil and eyelets by Niamh Delanty, Robyn Drumm and Aimeé Donnelly. "Wiress" was made from unused industrial wires and inspired by Madonna. It was designed & constructed by Sophie Hanlon, Claire Quinn and Emily Sherlock. Orla Comerford, Elizabeth Fagan and Emma Meehan designed "Plugged". It was created from a variety of wires, plugs and bubblewrap. All groups preformed brilliantly on the catwalk on Monday night with creative and exciting performances.A special congratulations goes to the creators of "Plugged" who have qualified for the prestigious grand final which takes place with the 20 finalists from each region battling it out on the catwalk to be crowned champion. The winner can walk away with over €20,000 worth in prizes including a trip to the Cannes Film Festival and a chance to walk the red carpet in the winning dress at the Royal Film Premiere in London. This year’s grand final will take place in The Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin 2nd May 2014.