Junk Kouture 2017

What is Junk Kouture?

Junk Kouture in association with the European Recycling Platform (ERP) is a national competition for second level students in Ireland and Northern Ireland which challenges teenagers to create high-end wearable fashion 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 for the good of the planet. In the last two years, Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland.

Here are this years Entries

“Wear it with Pride”
Modelled by Rithny Enaruna and made by Natasha McNamara and Nicole McNally. This costume is inspired by the LGBT community in Ireland hence the rainbow colours. It is made using feathers. loom bands and balloons.





“Wipe the floor with fashion”
Modelled by Abaigh Brady Duffy and made by Caroline McGivney and Aoife Boylan. This costume is made from carpet cut-offs, tiles and wood shavings.






“Junk Galore”
Modelled by Laura Pakenham and made by Rachel Cassidy. This costume is made from Junk Kouture brochures, leaflets, armbands and tickets all collected from Junk Kouture shows over the years.





“Wired and Wonderful”
Modelled by Shannon Kenny and made by Laura Campbell and Katie Reilly. This costume is made from old wires, computer keys, screens and cd’s and phone chargers.






“Point Blanc”
Modelled by Ciara Conlon and made by Danika Liddy and Chloe Reilly. This costume is made from tiny white gun pellets collected after use in a shooting range. Christmas decorations were also used.






Modelled by Roisin Duggan and made by Rachel Farrell and Victoria Gilliard. This costume is made from babybel cheese packaging. The net, paper and plastic covering from the cheese was all incorporated into the design.





“First Impressions”

Modelled by Rachel O’Shea and made by Emily Hand and Alana Jones. This dress was made from medals left lying around in peoples attics gathering dust and the students got seconds from a medal shop in Ballymahon.






“That takes the Biscuit”
Modelled by Laoise Cruise and made by Emily O’Leary and Lauren Brady. This dress was created using tins of biscuits and their inserts and also inserts left over from all those Christmas selection Boxes!





And here is a full gallery of this years creations: