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WHAT IS JUNK KOUTURE?

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

This coming year, contestants from six countries will compete for the title World Designer of the Year 2021.

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS 2021

This year we will be running national competitions across six countries. Submissions will be handled digitally with the top ten designers from each country qualifying for the Digital World Final which will be streamed in June 2021. National champions (Junk Kouture Designer of the Year) will each be awarded the coveted prize of an Apple package plus €1000 cash, alongside other amazing prizes awarded in each category.

Dubai

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, Dubai 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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