Category: News

Important Statement Regarding the Upcoming City Finals

STATEMENT FROM JUNK KOUTURE – MAY 2022   Due to unforeseen circumstances, involving a number of positive Covid-19 cases across our touring team, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming shows.   London – 19 May Milan – 23 May Paris – 25 May New York City – 8 June … Continued

Soulé joins Junk Kouture Dublin judging panel

Junk Kouture is pleased to announce a new addition to the Dublin City final judging panel, as one of Ireland’s best upcoming musicians – Soulé – joins for 2022. No stranger to the stage herself as one of Ireland’s freshest young voices at the forefront of the new wave of Irish pop, Soulé has landed … Continued

Judges announced for Junk Kouture NYC!

Junk Kouture is excited to announce the outstanding lineup of judges for the NYC competition, with Dr. Ben Barry and Designer Nicole McLaughlin joining Emma McKee (The Stitch Gawd) as New York City judges. Dr. Ben Barry is Dean of Fashion and Associate Professor of Equity and Inclusion at Parsons School of Design in New … Continued

EdWeb Series is back for its second edition!

Join us for our next online, live session where you can meet the team, get tips from experienced Junk Kouture teachers and alumni, and join in on our live Q&A session, to help your students successfully complete their projects on time!   We will also share a link to our NEW Junk Kouture training programme, … Continued

EdWeb series with Junk Kouture!

Junk Kouture is launching an online EdWeb series to support teacher and student’s participation throughout the competition.   As you know, the aim of the Junk Kouture fashion design competition is to challenge your students to  transform everyday ‘junk’ into wearable fashion before showcasing their finished sustainable designs and backstories to the world in a … Continued

Meet a JK creator from Paris!

Milene is a final year student at ICS Paris.  She entered the 2021 Junk Kouture Competition and has made it to the Grand Final which will be aired on National Television towards the end of the year.  Milene is naturally quite shy and does not like being the focus of people’s attention. However, her creative … Continued


In education news, we are delighted to partner with the Education Support Centres in Ireland (ESCI) to develop a suite of CPD programmes to support schools on their Junk Kouture journey, funded by Creative Ireland.   Dr Siobhan Kavanagh, Chairperson of the ESCI facilitated an excellent launch webinar for Junk Kouture in late September. Along … Continued

Concrete jungle where dreams are made

Junk Kouture appears at Climate Week NYC this month (20-26 September)   As part of its global expansion, Junk Kouture will appear at Climate Week NYC this month for the first time. As ‘Sustainable Living’ partner for the event, Junk Kouture will have a presence in New York with a number of exciting activations taking … Continued

Junk Kouture funding round secures $1m investment

Junk Kouture’s trajectory to global expansion has taken another positive step, with the securing of $1 million (€840,000) in seed funding. The funding round values Junk Kouture at $12 million.   The financing is to be used to accelerate the rollout of Junk Kouture’s platform in New York, London, Paris, Milan and Abu Dhabi – … Continued

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


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