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WHAT IS JUNK KOUTURE?

Junk Kouture is a global platform to unleash the creative brilliance of young people. One way it does this, is through a fashion competition which challenges the world’s most talented emerging designers, engineers, artists and performers to envision, create and model high end couture from everyday junk!

In 2021, participants from six countries will compete in a digital competition for the prestigious title of Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year.

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS 2021

This year, young creators across six countries will have the opportunity to participate in Junk Kouture. Submissions will be made on the new Junk Kouture app, with the top designers from each country qualifying for the Digital World Final which will take place later in 2021. 

Junk Kouture offers incredible prizes for winners. Such as attendance at prestigious events, memorable experiences, bursaries and scholarships, and a monetary prize for the winning school! 2021 is no different with an amazing list of prizes up for grabs in the digital competition (T&Cs apply) 

Abu Dhabi

Registration opens January 2021

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New York

Registration opens January 2021

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Milan

Registration opens January 2021

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London

Registration opens January 2021

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Dublin

Registration opens January 2021

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Paris

Registration opens January 2021

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Take a look behind the scenes…

WORLD FINAL 2022

The Junk Kouture World Final 2022 will see finalists from 13 countries compete to be crowned the Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year, in front of a global audience. With amazing prizes up for grabs, this event will be a fusion of the most exciting, emerging designers and artists from across the world.

We’ll dance, collaborate, and hear from some of the world’s top icons in fashion, sustainability and design.

COMING IN 2022

Los Angeles

Sydney

Singapore

Auckland

Cape Town

Sao Paulo

Joining London, Paris, New York, Milan, Abu Dhabi and Dublin, 7 new territories will complete the Junk Kouture Global Tour in 2022!

Competition Rules

Judging process and rules surrounding the competition.

Key Dates

IRISH DIGITAL GRAND FINAL 2020

DEC 2020

2021 COMPETITION OPENS

25 JAN 2021

2021 COMPETITION CLOSES

19 APR 2021

COMPETITION VOTING WEEK

26 APR – 10 MAY 2021

NATIONAL GRAND FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENTS

24 MAY – 29 MAY 2021

DIGITAL WORLD FINAL

JUN 2021

JK Handbook

Download this handbook for tips and guidance on your road to a Junk Kouture final.

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