Junk Kouture Celebrates Ten Years of the Recycled Fashion Competition - Junk Kouture

Junk Kouture Celebrates Ten Years of the Recycled Fashion Competition

Louis Walsh joined by new judge Michelle Visage

Michelle Visage will be sashaying her way to the 3Arena for the final of Junk Kouture which celebrates its tenth anniversary next year.

The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge and star of Strictly Come Dancing reunites with her Ireland’s Got Talent colleague Louis Walsh on the judging panel, bringing their insight into the entertainment industry to the renowned fashion competition that challenges post – primary school students to create couture pieces from junk.

Flying in for the launch straight from the ‘Strictly’ ballroom, Michelle expressed her delight at joining the Junk Kouture 2020 team on Sunday. “I am thrilled to be involved in this fantastic competition. Now more than ever, making environmentally conscious fashion choices is important. With Junk Kouture, we are inviting the high-fashion designers of the future to fashion incredibly creative ensembles entirely from recyclable materials and I cannot wait to see what the talented students of Ireland bring it to the stage of the 3Arena next spring,” she said.

Meanwhile, Louis Walsh is also ready to find the tenth winner of the eco-friendly extravaganza.

“I love this competition, the students are unbelievable, and I cannot wait to see what talent is on offer this year as we mark the tenth anniversary. Reuniting with Michelle will be a lot of fun as we search for the next Junk Kouture young designer.”

So if you’re a post-primary school student with artistic flair and think you’ve got what it takes to impress the judges, it’s time to get creating and cutting, and forage all that everyday junk to create a masterpiece for this all-Ireland fashion and design extravaganza!

As always, Junk Kouture lays down the gauntlet and challenge the students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and rubbish. Last year, everything from burnt pieces of toast to bike tyres were used by entrants – so anything goes when it comes to a Junk Kouture creation. Secondary school students from the five regions North, South, East, South East and West are once again invited to enter this year’s competition.

Teachers can register their schools to participate from October 1st (tomorrow) 9am until 6pm November 1st 2019, while students hoping to take part should work on their entry designs from now so they are ready ahead of student registration in January 2020.