WHAT IS JUNK KOUTURE?
Junk Kouture is a fashion competition which challenges designers to envision, create and model high end couture made from everyday junk.
Using only recycled materials, Junk Kouture is a platform on which the world’s hottest emerging designers perform. This coming year, contestants from six countries will compete for the title of 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.
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
Joining London, Paris, New York, Milan, Dubai and Dublin, 7 new territories will complete the Junk Kouture Global Tour in 2022!
Judging process and rules surrounding the competition.
IRISH DIGITAL GRAND FINAL 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
Download this handbook for tips and guidance on your road to a Junk Kouture final.