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One of the most renowned international fashion magazines Marie Claire has featured Junk Kouture in their Italy May issue, ahead of our launch in Milan this September.   Marie Claire is widely known as one of the most well-regarded fashion publications, feeding readers content including fashion shoots and stories from the local and international fashion scenes. … Continued

Top Tips and Techniques to Set Your Design Apart

When you are creating your Junk Kouture masterpiece, it’s important to choose the right materials. But what happens after that? If you can envision your design and you have the materials, the next task at hand is to work out what techniques you will need to use to manipulate your materials and create something show stopping. Not … Continued

Show-Stopping Designs with Unusual Materials

Over the years at Junk Kouture, we have seen many weird, wacky but always wonderful designs. Every year, our judges are keen to see different materials being used by creators who are dying to break the mold and make a lasting impression. We even have a prize for this: The Most Unusual Material Award. Contestants will rack their brains to find the most … Continued

Meet Aoibheann McCaul: Junk Kouture Alumni

Meet Aoibheann McCaul, hugely successful Irish actress and voice over artist.     And she’s one of our Junk Kouture Alumni! You probably know her from her roles in Hardy Bucks and Fair City, just to name a few!    Aoibheann took part in the competition in 2002 as a designer, creator and performer. Recently, we got a chance to speak with her … Continued

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate all the achievements of women around the world. Here at Junk Kouture, the majority of our vibrant team are women. These dynamic, talented and unique women are at the centre of who we are as a company and we are so very proud of them. Today, we wanted to take some time to appreciate them.    … Continued

PEACE UNFOLDS scoops bright Enterprise Award at Junk Kouture Grand Final

Three students from Portlaoise walked away as winners of the Junk Kouture bright Enterprise award in the rescheduled final of Junk Kouture 2020 on Thursday 4th February on RTÉ 2. Sarah Tuohy, Elise Finn and Grainne McCaul of Scoil Chríost Rí were awarded the prize sponsored by green energy supplier bright Energy for their design … Continued

Synergy crowned 2020 Junk Kouture Overall Winner!

Donegal students Brónach Harkin, Robyn O’Donnell and Orlaith Doherty win rescheduled final with Elie Saab-inspired dress made of sea glass, plastic milk cartons and smashed jam jars  “I’m never going to look at a milk carton the same way!” – Judge Michelle Visage  Months of sewing, cutting and smashing glass paid off for three Donegal students Brónach Harkin, Robyn O’Donnell and Orlaith … Continued

Calling all students with an interest in creative media, JK Film is here!

Think the Academy Awards ‘Best Picture’ only for Junk Kouture! The Junk Kouture short film competition offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers aged 12 – 18 yrs from across Ireland to win a trip to Cannes Film Festival as well as have their film broadcast on live television. We are looking for students … Continued

Junk Kouture goes global

Acclaimed sustainability and design contest celebrates ten years by launching in FIVE international cities in 2021 Thirteen cities spanning seven continents by 2023 Re-scheduled date for 2020 Grand Final revealed Junk Kouture announces 10-year ambition to enrich and empower the lives of a billion young people across the world through sustainability and creativity. All-island fashion … Continued

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