Students served up seriously sustainable style in the 3Arena last night as the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Final took place.
The competition saw students from schools across Ireland model creations fashioned from junk and recycled materials for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2018.
86 hopeful students from all over Ireland graced the catwalk in the 3Arena for the eighth annual final.
This year’s final was judged by Louis Walsh, Pippa O’Connor, Tracey Fahey (educator), Jane Leavey (Director of Fashion at Griffith College) and Stephen McLaughlin (LSAD Graduate and previous winner).
The winning school received a cash prize of €2,500 and each member of the team got a cash prize of €500 and a mini iPad.
The young budding designers have been working tirelessly on their extraordinary designs since the start of the school year. They were tasked with creating haute couture outfits from recycled materials and junk.
As if the fashion wasn’t enough of a spectacle, attendees wer treated to several music performances too.
Entertainment on the night includes performances by pop sensation and winner of Dancing with the Stars 2018 Jake Carter, 4-piece Indie/Pop band from Mullingar, Fallen Lights, and dance troupe XOD.
The overall winner was Moo from Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone. The look was modelled by Isabelle Clarke and designed by Mary Brody.
Moo from Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone was modelled by Isabelle Clarke and designed by Mary Brody with the use of 300 milk cartons which were cut into shapes and connected together by over 30,000 O rings.
Moo will be returning home to Athlone, Westmeath with the prestigious Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture trophy and €2,500 cash for their school. Some of other incredible looks are listed below.
Pictured is Model Tammy Wright from Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise, Laois. Pic Brian McEvoy