Judges with Junk Kouture Winner 2018
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Junk Kouture Winner 2018

Moo

Overall winner & Western Regional winner

It is made from Milk Cartons hence the name MOO! A minimum of 300 milk cartons were used, shapes cut, tessellated and connected together by over 30,000 O rings. The dance is inspired by martial arts from the Far East.

Made from:
300 milk cartons
30,000 O rings

School:
Our Ladys Bower

Model:
Isabelle Clarke

Team:
Mary Brody

Junk Kouture Finalist 2018

Inbhuanaitheacht

Dublin Regional winner & Griffith College Scholarship

‘inbhuanaitheacht’ or ‘sustainability’ in English is an organic design made entirely of flax hemp fibre a material used in plumbing that comes from the flax plant. The shape and style of our design expresses our theme of Irish nature and culture and shows the limitless possibilities of using natural resources.

Made from:
Flax-hemp – stem of the flax plant
*used in plumbing to seal threaded joints*
PVA glue which we are in the process of making an organic glue free from toxins in order to make our design completely natural and organic

School:
Malahide Community School

Model:
Aisling Shiel

Team:
Alex Mangan
Cliodhna Cole-Rigney

Junk Kouture Finalist 2018
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Dragon Sceal

Eastern Regional winner

Inspired by the Chinese Dragon and Game of Thrones ‘Dragon Sceal’ pays homage to our models Chinese heritage.

Made from:
Recycled takeaway menus
card
foil
insulation
rubber caps
newspaper
foam filters
an old bike helmet

School:
Scoil Mhuire Community School

Model:
Jamie Yap

Team:
Alix Weld
Shauna O’Rourke

Junk Kouture Finalist 2018

Serenity

Northern Regional winner

This design was inspired by the grief of losing a loved one. An old trampoline mat, flower stockings, and feathers tells this story through hand stitched embroidery and textile techniques.

Made from:
13ft trampoline mat
triangles and springs from home
Flower stockings
White Turkey feathers
Wool bag strings
Christmas wreaths from Brothers grave

School:
City Armagh High School

Model:
Rachel Irwin

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Expressivo

Southern Regional winner

We made our dress from only the internal parts of the Piano. We did this because beauty comes from within. Its the internal parts of the piano that makes the sound which is the most beautiful part of the instrument. We used around 400 pieces for the whole dress.

Made from:
Piano scraps

School:
Presentation Secondary School

Model:
Claire Murphy

Team:
Alanna Gilbert
Sarah Ni Cheallaigh
Keyara Connolly

Junk Kouture Finalist 2018

Stand Up and Fight

Bank of Ireland Enterprise Award

We wanted to show our pride in Munster Rugby and the late Anthony Foley – A son of Munster Rugby.

Made from:
Old flags left over after matches
Antlers – local deer farm
Chains from old handbags

School:
Coláiste Nano Nagle

Model:
Helen Ahern

Team:
Megan O’Mahoney
Emily Griffin
Becca Cribbin
Rebecca Keane

Junk Kouture Finalist 2018
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Digital Download

Bank of Ireland Techno Wearables Award

Our dress is predominantly made of floppy disks from old computers that we hand stitched on. We also cut the floppy disks to add texture. On the bodice of the dress we sewed old tights to create a transparent triangular panel. We plaited VCR tape from old video tapes in which we used for detail in the top and for the lacers. We used the envelope of the floppy disk across the waist and down the V line of the dress which we also hand stitched on. Underneath the envelopes we hand stitched negatives to dress also. For the shoulder detail we folded floppy disks and sewed them to the shoulders. We then spray painted and glued skewers and cable ties to the shoulders. For the hip and head piece we wrapped chicken wire in VCR tape and used glue to secure it. We then used thread to hang sequence from the chicken wire.

Made from:
Floppy disks
VCR tape
Chicken wire
Tights
Photo Negatives

School:
Presentation College

Model:
Ciara O’Callaghan

Team:
Eimear Fahy
Dervla Brogan

Junk Kouture Finalist 2018

What Lies Beneath

Bank of Ireland Glamour Prize Winner & LSAD Bursary

What Lies Beneath is made using bones fabric blinds cardboard packaging and copper wire. The dress is used to show our emotions and reactions when we experience bullying. The bones are the wall that are built by us to try and protect us from the actions of the bully. The fabric is the confidence and soul within us a fragile core that we try so hard to defend. The wired blinds are used to display how our thoughts are when we experience these traumatic experiences: hectic disarranged and lacking organisation. I decided to base my dress on the concept of bullying as it is something prevalent in my life daily. It is also something everyone has experienced whether they accept it or not.

Made from:
Animal Bones
Fabric Blinds
Cardboard Packaging
Sacking
Rope
Wire
Copper Wire

School:
Moate Community School

Model:
Tina Geoghegan

Team:
Arthur Finlay

Junk Kouture Finalist 2018
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She's No Egg, But She's Some Yolk

Bank of Ireland Glamour Prize Winner

The idea of using egg cartons came form a video we watched as part of our Home Economics Junior Certificate Course In the video many chickens were enclosed in a tight cage and didn’t have any room to more around. We felt that this was a form of animal cruelty. We know that by using free-range egg cartons in our design we wont be able to solve this issue but we hope that our dress will raise awareness for this problem.

Made from:
Egg Cartons

School:
Our Ladys Bower

Model:
Ellen Kearney

Team:
Katie Shortall

Junk Kouture Finalist 2018

Gach Réalta

JACC Sports Equipment Prize

We started off by recycling old sporting equipment. We then used old t-shirts and jerseys as a base to sow the gloves on to. We also used hoola hoops as a base. We got old glove stock from atak sports which were about to be thrown out. We then hand sowed them on individually to the t-shirts and jerseys. We then used burst football panels we then dyed them and hand sowed them in an A-symmetrical shape. We used ropes and hand made them to reassemble football nets.

Made from:
Football Gloves
Ropes-goal net
Laces
Football cogs
Wire
Cardboard
Elastic

School:
Presentation College

Model:
Aoife Coen

Team:
Laura Mctigue
Laura Odea

Junk Kouture Finalist 2018
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Head Space

Hair & Makeup Prize Winner

The Head Space dress represents busy teenage lives; what goes on in our head; the importance of positive mental health with the darkness and light we experience entering this big world. Made from: A bicycle wheel computer chips wire scrap metal & fabric bubble wrap cellophane and hula hoops.

Made From:

Re- welded wire from an old lampshade Copper wire – electrical cables
Styrofoam
newspaper
bulb from old toy
Copper and soldering wire
jewels from a broken necklace
Copper from old immersion cylinder
Chicken wire
felt
paper doilies
candle wax
wine corks
odd socks
scrap circuit board
Aluminium turkey tray

Ferrero Rocher box
clay
potpourri
old copper coins
Pond liner
tinfoil
tissue paper
bolt nuts
rope
pine cones
magazines
hessian sack
hooks
bun cases
Bicycle wheel

roller blade wheels
hula-hoops
shoe laces
old belt
aluminium brackets
fencing wire
dust sheet
Bubble wrap
scraps of material and tulle
cellophane from Xmas hampers
Bamboo
old bed curtain
re-wired Christmas lights
flag pole
egg shells

School:
Elphin Community College

Model:
Grace Kielty

Team:
Rachel Muldowney
Alan Costello

Junk Kouture Finalist 2018

A Chance to Change

Performance Prize Winner

Every step every shoe every CARBON footprint. This creation is made entirely off shoes. The shoes are used to represent the carbon footprint we are leaving behind us and the damage we are causing to the environment. The mask made of laces is a replica of the old masks doctors use to wear to protect themselves against the plague could these masks be used again to protect us from the damaging causes of carbon emissions? Its time to take the chance to change as seen from the inside of this ensemble we can all bloom and flourish if we change our ways. An acrobatic solider on a mission to change our carbon footprint.

Made from:
old shoes
shoe laces
shoe insoles
eyelet’s
heel tips
old plastic vinyl
1000+ old shoes used

School:
Coláiste Rís

Model:
Nathan McKenna

Team:
Niamh Maye
Sophie Carr

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Fearleighis na Mara Plaisteach

Most Unusual Material Prize Winner

We made it from fish skins to represent the sea Plastic is the new Plague and we have to help tackle it like the Plague Dr.

Made from:
Fish Skin – Fish Factory
Waste Rubber Tyre – mechanic
Linen – old sheets
Leather – old shoes
Balaclava – old tights
Goggles – plumbers scrap fittings and pipes Collar – charity shop hand bag
Cane & Watch – Plumber scrap metal

School:
Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí

Model:
Lennox Beaujouan

Team:
Peadar Toibin
Sean O’Loingsigh