Finalists from Dublin, London, Milan, Paris, New York City and the UAE Compete for a Space at the First Ever World Final Taking Place in Abu Dhabi Later this Year
Partnership with Mastercard ahead of the Global Roll Out
Junk Kouture, the world’s largest youth sustainability fashion program developed to empower young creatives, is gearing up this week for the beginning of their live City Finals taking place in 6 cities across the month of May and June. Student finalists from each city will take to stages across the globe to showcase their haute-couture designs at each final in the hopes of receiving a golden ticket to the first ever World Final taking place in Abu Dhabi later this year.
Schedule of Junk Kouture City Finals –
Dublin City Final – 05 May at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
London City Final – 19 May at Hackney Empire – London
Milan City Final – 23 May at Talent Garden Calabiana
Paris City Final – 25 May at L’Imprimerie
New York City Final – 08 June at Terminal 5 – NYC
Abu Dhabi City Final – 24 June at Manarat Al Saadiyat – Abu Dhabi
Students aged 13 – 18 years from participating schools across the UK, Italy, France, Ireland, the UAE and NYC have been working on crafting mesmerizing and imaginative designs out of unwanted items and recycled materials since September 2021. Over 800 schools have engaged Junk Kouture to be a part of their curriculum this year and the roster of students includes a diverse and extraordinary group of young, talented creatives who strive to make an impact in the world through a creative means. Participating in Junk Kouture allows students and schools access to an array of educational tools, masterclasses and mentor schemes taught by industry thought leaders and vocational experts to help build their skills and get them started with the design process.
This May and June, finalists will showcase their designs live on stage at each City Final to a panel of notable industry figures as well as their family, friends and supporting schools where they will be narrowed down to the top ten contestants. These top finalists from each final will then go on to compete at the first-ever Junk Kouture World Final, happening this fall at the iconic city of Abu Dhabi, where they will compete with their peers from across the globe.
At the World Final, there is a host of prizes and awards up for grabs, such as memorable experiences, attendance to prestigious events, resources, and monetary prizes. There will be a winner chosen from each city as well as other awards like the Glamour Award, Wearable Art Award, Innovation Award and even a Performance Award but that’s not all, Junk Kouture will crown the first ever Junk Kouture World Champion!
Junk Kouture has teamed with Mastercard to offer a unique experience perfect for families or groups of friends looking to attend the New York City Final and World Final to support their peers and schools. Priced at $240 for the New York City Final, the Priceless Experience includes 4 tickets to attend the runway show, a meet-and-greet with the Celebrity Judges, Presenters and Finalists, and the chance to view the competitions sustainable designs up close. In the spirit of inclusivity which is the core value Junk Kouture is built upon, each Priceless Experience’s proceeds will fund 4 additional tickets to distribute to children from participating schools in the local area that may not have the resources to attend. To purchase an exclusive Priceless Experience package for Junk Kouture’s New York City Final on June 8th, go to www.priceless.com
Tickets for each City Final can be purchased at
Dublin – SOLD OUT
London – https://hackneyempire.co.uk/whats-on/junk-kouture/
Milan – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/junk-kouture-milan-city-final-tickets-319704864857
Paris – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/junk-kouture-paris-city-final-tickets-317533881387
NYC - https://www.axs.com/events/432914/junk-kouture-new-york-city-final-tickets?skin=terminal5
Abu Dhabi – On Sale 09 May https://abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net/