Home Irish Showbiz PICS: Students showcase seriously impressive sustainable style at Bank of Ireland Junk...

PICS: Students showcase seriously impressive sustainable style at Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Final

Louis Walsh and Pippa O’Connor were part of the judging panel.

SHARE
Pic Brian McEvoy

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.

Louis Walsh with Megan Henehan and Emma Delaney Picture: Brian McEvoy

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.

Pippa O’Connor and Julian Benson Picture: Brian McEvoy

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.

Moo from Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone, modelled by Isabelle Clarke and designed by Mary Brody Pic: Brian McEvoy

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

Student Jamie Yap from Scoil Mhuire Community School, Naas, Co Kildare Pic Brian McEvoy
Student Yannaah Somers from Malahide Community School Pic Brian McEvoy
Student Michaela Linden from Ballybay Community College Pic Brian McEvoy
Student Benita Wrochna from Ursuline Community School,Thurles Tipperary Pic Brian McEvoy
Student Tiegan Harris from Sancta Maria School Westmeath Pic Brian McEvoy
Student Grace Kielty from Elpin Community College in Elpin ,Roscommon Pic Brian McEvoy
Student Tina Geoghegan from Moate Community School, Moate ,Co Westmeath Pic Brian McEvoy
Laura Lynch -Head of Segments and Propositions at Bank of Ireland with students Pic Brian McEvoy
Pictured( left to right) Benita Wrochna -Ursuline Secondary School -Thurles, Tiegan Harris -Sancta Maria School -Westmeath, Tammy Wright -Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaois, Yannaah Somers-Malahide Community School, Jamie Yap-Scoil Mhuire, Naas, Kildare. Pic: Brian McEvoy
Pictured( left to right) Michaela Linden – Ballybay Community College, Ballybay, Monaghan. Tina Geoghegan, Moates, Community School. Jamie Yap, Scoil Muire ,Naas. Grace Kielty-Elphin Community College, Roscommon. Pic: Brian McEvoy