Author: Megan JK


We want to know what goes into making your outfit! See below some things to consider when completing your student registration process; ~Video should be no more than 60 seconds long ~Introduction – tell us who’s in your team ~ Inspiration behind the design – was there extensive research? Did it take long to make? … Continued


With student registration now open until Monday 20th January (6pm), we thought we would share some tips and guidelines with you about the student registration process. STUDENT REGISTRATION #1 Photography Tips   We all know how important photos are, and these should show the design in full! We’ve put together a few tips and guidelines … Continued

Calling on Post Primary School Students from across Ireland, Junk Kouture 2020 is back!

Junk Kouture calls on artistic and creative post primary school students from across Ireland to get finishing their recycled couture outfits in preparation of the competition student registration. Junk Kouture is a national competition which encourages young designers in post primary education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday … Continued

The new kid on the block Junk Kouture Junior

A first for Primary School students Ireland’s most popular haute-couture design competition Junk Kouture is delighted to announce a completely new element of the renowned recycled fashion contest, Junk Kouture Junior. From today, Thursday 12 December the team are calling on primary school students from all across the island to get in touch with their … Continued

Junk Kouture 2019 Finalists step out alongside Royal Family

Two of the creative masterpieces from the 2019 Junk Kouture final were showcased at the Royal Film Premiere in London on December 4 – in the presence of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Reigning Junk Kouture champion Maxim O’Sullivan of Phobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in Dingle wore his winning design Cinematic on … Continued

Sustainable fashion event in partnership with Griffith College

Griffith College hosted a sustainable fashion event in partnership with national recycled fashion competition, Junk Kouture. Junk Kouture, now celebrating its tenth anniversary, is a national competition open to second-level schools across the country. The contest asks students to design and create an outfit made entirely out of re-used and up-cycled materials. Last year’s entries included … Continued


***CALLING ALL SINGERS*** 🎤🎧 This one is for YOU!!! 🎤🎧 📱Record a one minute video on your phone of you performing to a song of your choice (backing track/playing instrument) ➡️ Follow us on Instagram and DM us with the video 💁🏻‍♀️🙋🏼‍♂️ Include full name, age and school (must be 18 or under and in … Continued

Rachel Irwin taking sustainable fashion to new heights

Rachel Irwin taking sustainable fashion to new heights Rachel Irwin taking sustainable fashion to new heights. Northern Ireland teenager swaps farm for catwalk with eco-friendly fashion designs. Armagh fashion designer Rachel Irwin will take to the catwalk in the Guildhall in Derry this Wednesday. This 17-year old talented designer will show off her latest sustainable … Continued

Wilder Youth: a creative conversation from Creative Ireland

A shout out to young people between 14 and 21, with a creative streak, to join and speak up for their tribe!   Join host Tara Stewart (2FM) for an inspirational session of music and chat that celebrates and explores the incredible energy of Ireland’s creative young people. Featuring breakout hip-hop duo, Tebi Rex; actor and writer, Roxanna Nic … Continued

Eco-friendly fashion to make you go green at Fashion Fest

If you want to find out more about how you can look amazing while also doing your bit for the environment then look no further than Fashion Fest where eco-champions will be showcasing some recycled chic. Young designers from schools across the North West will be resurrecting old materials and transforming them into stunning ensembles … Continued

Junk Kouture Celebrates Ten Years of the Recycled Fashion Competition

Louis Walsh joined by new judge Michelle Visage Michelle Visage will be sashaying her way to the 3Arena for the final of Junk Kouture which celebrates its tenth anniversary next year. The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge and star of Strictly Come Dancing reunites with her Ireland’s Got Talent colleague Louis Walsh on the judging panel, … Continued

Junk Kouture join Creative Ireland at the National Ploughing Championships

Junk Kouture attended the National Ploughing Championships for the last few days in Carlow. Representatives from the recycled fashion competition showcased some of the 2019 Grand Finalist designs and were on hand to answer JK2020 questions from attendees visiting the Government Village. Creativity in action from post – primary schools across Ireland at it’s finest. … Continued


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