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Junk Kouture 2020 Digital Final

The 2020 Irish grand finalists will compete for the Junk Kouture title in a digital event, available to watch live on the RTÉ Player in December.

GETTING
STARTED in 2021

Who can enter?

Junk Kouture is open to all Irish designers aged 12-18. Entries this year will be submitted digitally with ten finalists qualifying for a slot in the Digital World Final, coming live in June 2021.

The brief

Look around you. Everywhere you see waste, there is opportunity. Materials tell stories; they also make for great fashion. The next decade of fashion designers will need to be more conscious of their source material than ever before, this is your chance to show the world your vision and flare.

Your design can be crafted into any style of wear. The only important rule is that it is made from 100% recycled materials. Be brave, push boundaries, dream of the future you envision this world becoming, then show us through design.

Step 1

DOWNLOAD HANDBOOK

The Handbook is full of all you need to know about starting your Junk Kouture journey.

Step 2

Follow Us

Our social media is full of inspiration and guidance on applying to Junk Kouture.

Step 3

Design

Research designs and techniques. Think about what story you want your piece to tell. Consider what deadstock materials you could find that might capture the world’s attention. A moodboard is a good way to start gathering ideas and inspiration.

Step 4

Apply

Download the JK App and submit your design. Make sure to complete your registration by the closing date.

Download the competition handbook now

For more useful information, tips and guidelines about getting started.

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Key Dates

IRISH DIGITAL GRAND FINAL 2020

DEC 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

JUN 2021

AWARDs
and PRIZES

Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year

Scholarship contribution to the value of €5,000 per academic year (3 years)

The most esteemed Award of all; presented at the Global Digital Final to the entry that the judges deem to be the most extraordinary overall.

Junk Kouture World School of the Year

€25,000 for school resources

This Award is presented to the school of the World Designer of the Year. The fund should be used to avail of school resources.

Junk Kouture
Designer of the Year DUBLIN

Apple Package – MacBook Pro, iPhone 11, Airpods, iPad + €1,000 cash

The prestigious National Award for an entry in each country showcasing a spectacular eye for detail, innovation, and concept behind the design.

JUnk kouture Emerging Talent Award

Apple Package

This award  acknowledges the craftsmanship, detail and creativity demonstrated by a designer/team that the judges feel are on the tip of the iceberg of their fashion design career.

Junk Kouture Glamour Award

€1,000 hair & beauty voucher + fashion shoot with an esteemed studio

Awarded to the entry that oozes glamour and sophistication. A design fit for the red carpet and believed to have something that little bit special.

Junk Kouture People’s Choice Award

Apple Package + €1,000 cash prize

The crowd’s favourite entry voted by the judges and the fans at home!

Junk Kouture Young Designer Award

€1,000 worth of resources and materials + iPhone 11

Celebrating a remarkable design created by a designer/design team aged 14 or under.

Junk Kouture Circular Fashion Award

€1,000 worth of resources and materials + iPhone 11

The impressive entry that considers the life of the design following the competition and its impact on the environment. Awarded to an entry created using at minimum 85% materials that can be easily separated and readily recycled once its existence is nonessential.

T&C's APPLY TO ALL COMPETITION PRIZES

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.

Calling all creative filmmakers!

Submit a short film documenting a 2020 design journey for your chance to win.

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