So­phie Ward at the Junk Kou­ture day at St Kil­ian’s Com­mu­nity School, Bray. Her cre­ation was de­signed with Han­nah Kane and Leah Healy us­ing yoga mats.


FASH­ION-FOR­WARD stu­dents from St Kil­ian’s in Bray have been cre­at­ing avant-garde, wear­able art for Junk Kou­ture 2017. They hope to make it to the next round this year.

Junk Kou­ture is a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion for sec­ond-level stu­dents which chal­lenges teenagers to make fash­ion­able out­fits with waste ma­te­ri­als. The aim of the com­pe­ti­tion is to raise aware­ness about the im­por­tance of re­cy­cling and reusing rub­bish.

The seven de­signs from St Kil­ian’s will be judged over the next three weeks along with hun­dreds of cre­ations from all over Le­in­ster. Only 80 teams will make it to the run­way in March and from those just 20 will go on to the na­tional fi­nal.

The bud­ding cou­turi­ers will find out at the start of Fe­bru­ary if the they have qual­i­fied for the re­gional fi­nals in the Helix in Dublin.

St Kil­ian’s has made the re­gion­als be­fore but this year the par­tic­i­patants hope to progress to the na­tion­als. Art teacher Joan Murray, who has been lead­ing the project, be­lieves that their cho­sen themes will help them stand out from the com­pe­ti­tion.

Aleisha David­son, Megan Mur­phy and Shauna Mon­a­han with their cre­ation ‘Sugar Ad­dic­tion’ made from sweets and pil­low stuff­ing.

ABOVE: Fionn Doyle wear­ing Dr Who-La-Hoop, which was de­signed with Luke Wind­sor and Teresa O’Rourke from re­cy­cled scrubs, sur­gi­cal tubes and sur­gi­cal gloves. LEFT: Robyn Earls wear­ing Throw­ing Shapes, which she de­signed with Caoimhe O’Shea and Kerri Keane from ac­etate, PVA glue and acrylic paint.

Irene Fer­rero and Melissa Tabla­son with their cre­ation ‘Royal Rub­bish’ made from plastic bags and but­tons.

Kieva Keat­ing wear­ing ‘Wing­ing It’ de­signed from Old Art Fold­ers by Kieva and Char­lene Steven­son.

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