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Summer Series is back!

We are almost halfway through the Junk Kouture Summer Series, and still have so many great episodes to come for the rest of the season.     So far, we’ve chatted to 2020 winning team ‘Synergy’, TikTok stars ‘The Diabetic Duo’, Aoife Hayes, owner of ‘The Cut Makeup Artistry’ and 2020 Grand Finalists Cara Greville designer and … Continued

Calling all the Makeup Lovers Aged 13 – 18! This Challenge is for You!

This time, we want to see your most unique, eye-catching makeup looks. The only condition? It must be ENVIRONMENT themed. Think deforestation, nature, ocean pollution, single-use plastics and much more.  Get as creative as you can, because the winner will be awarded a voucher of their choice to the value of €100!   When your makeup … Continued

Joy for Junk Kouture students as five RTÉ Wildcard entries announced

Harry Styles, Ladies’ Day and the meat industry inspire designs that nab coveted Wildcard places Final 40 designs now revealed for Junk Kouture Grand Final 2021   Celebrations are in order for five lucky Junk Kouture contestants today as the RTÉ Wildcard entries for this year’s final are announced. On Sunday, 35 entries were selected from around the country … Continued

Junk Kouture 2021 Grand Finalists Revealed

35 designs selected for Junk Kouture Grand Final 2021   What do Marie Antoinette, the Aztecs and Brennan’s Bread all have in common? They all served as inspiration for this year’s 35 Junk Kouture Grand Finalists who are hoping they can win over the judges and be crowned the overall winner of the 2021 competition. … Continued

Junk Kouture Mini Competition – June Accessory Challenge

Calling all budding designers and creatives aged between 13 and 18!   Junk Kouture is back again with another mini-competition. This time, it’s our June Challenge.   What better way to kick of the Summer holidays?! All you have to do, is create an accessory exclusively from junk. This can include jewellery, headpieces, hats, face … Continued

‘Behind The Design’ launches as part of Cruinniú na nÓg

Junk Kouture was delighted to introduce a brand-new workshop ‘Behind the Design’ as part of Cruinniú na nÓg, a day of free creative events for the youth of Ireland.  Hosted on Junk Kouture’s YouTube channel, the workshop consists of three episodes and design teams from the 2020 Grand Final, Get with the Programme from Our Lady’s Bower Athlone, Blinded by Perfection … Continued

JUNK KOUTURE SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT – JUNE FEATURE

Shining light on Junk Koutures participating schools, educators and creators!      COLÁISTE NANO NAGLE SCHOOL      Coláiste Nano Nagle Limerick has been participating in Junk Kouture from the outset. Over the past decade the competition has played an important part of our Senior Cycle Art, Green Schools and Transition Year Programmes.     The competition offers our students a platform to showcase their creative abilities. Each year the students at our … Continued

BEHIND THE DESIGN: MOATE COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Following on from our School Spotlight May edition, let’s take a look at some of the amazing designs that Moate Community School has produced over the years.       ATTIRE: Michelle Corcoran and Elvira Browne (16 years old) This piece was carefully crafted using bicycle tubing, car tyre tubing and thread! Michelle collected the materials from a bicycle repair shop and … Continued

JUNK KOUTURE SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT – MAY FEATURE

Shining light on Junk Koutures participating schools, educators and creators!      MOATE COMMUNITY SCHOOL      The students from Moate Community School have been taking part in Junk Kouture since the beginning of the competition in 2010. Every year, the school delivers creative and innovative ideas and show-stopping designs.  Recently, we got to chat with Moate Community School art teacher Pamela … Continued

Junk Kouture reveals new judge

Roz Purcell   Louis Walsh and Michelle Visage to return for Junk Kouture 2021 As the competition continues its partnership with RTÉ and the Creative Ireland Programme   Junk Kouture is back and with a brand-new face on the star-studded judging panel as best-selling cookbook author, podcaster, entrepreneur and fashion-upcycling enthusiast Roz Purcell joins the … Continued

JUNK KOUTURE X CLIMATE WEEK NY

JUNK KOUTURE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CLIMATE WEEK NYC!    THE BIGGEST CLIMATE EVENT OF 2021 JOINS THE WORLD’S LARGEST PLATFORM OF YOUTH EXPRESSION, FASHION AND SUSTAINABILITY.       “We are beyond excited to partner with Junk Kouture as our Sustainable Living Program Partner for Climate Week NYC 2021. With a keen focus on youth activism and education … Continued

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