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Overall Winner, Southern Regional Winner & LSAD Bursary Winner

Cinematic embodies the iconic Phoenix Cinema in Dingle, creating a fashion statement with the clever use of materials sourced from the recent makeover of the cinema, which has been owned by Maxim’s family since the 1970’s. Materials were crocheted, quilled, sewn and loom knitted together telling the story of the landmark picture house, weaving together past, present and future ages of the Phoenix.

Materials: VHR tapes, DVDs, crystals, old keyboards from Phoenix Cinema, old shoes, broken yoga block, torn tights, foam, Velcro

School: Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Design Team: Maxim O’Sullivan

Teacher: Brenda Ní Fhrighil


Western Regional Winner & Griffith College Bursary Winner

Attire was created using bicycle and car tubing. It represents the journey of life and its many bumps on the road. The punctures caused by unexpected challenges and the body and minds ability to repair itself by patching over the cracks. Attire embodies our life and its struggle and our penchant for self-repair.

Materials: Bicycle tubing, car tubing, wool, materials from garages and bicycle repair shops

School: Moate Community School, Moate, Co. Westmeath

Design Team: Michelle Corcoran (modelled by Elvira Gorelova)

Teacher: Pamela Keogh

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Dublin Regional Winner

A tribute to the Dublin Institution of Michael Guineys Department Store, and inspired by Madison’s Granny’s shopping trips to town, “Me Granny Got It In Guiney’s” uses an old wedding dress, lace tablecloths, curtains and paper shopping bags to create this outfit.

Materials: Old wedding dress, net curtains, lace tablecloth, shopping bags, Halloween costume, curtain lining

School: Larkin Community School, Dublin 1

Design Team: Madison Rafferty

Teacher: Siobhan Mc Kenzie


Eastern Regional Winner

The front of this dress has a simple, elegant look composed of hand-knitted twines sourced from sheds and farms. The dark black pattern is made from old leather kitchen chair covers and the message of the Truth Lies Within is that everyone has something going on in their lives which they don’t necessarily share.

Materials: Twines, wool, leather kitchen chair covers, paper, card, lace tablecloth, jewellery, metal hangers, battery lights, artificial flowers

School: Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Design Team: Rachael Lewis, Grace Kearney, Amy Doyle

Teacher: Jayne Louise Kelly

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Northern Regional Winner

The dress was made from synthetic hair, blinds, pillowcases and the lining from a football, combined through hand styling, folding and sewing to create Wicked Westwood. The design was influenced by an interest in witches and iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

Materials: Lining from footballs, old blinds, synthetic hair, loom bands with chains from swings

School: Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

Design Team: Lara-Jane Doherty

Teacher: Rois Deeney


Bank of Ireland Enterprise Award

This design is made from complete junk as pencil shavings are shaved straight into the bin. This is a renewable and compostable material and this design shows that compost can be used in more than one way. Pencil shavings found in compost bins and only discarded pencils were used. Over 1000 discarded pencils were used in this design.

Materials: Pencil shavings, old pencils, potato sack thread, old wire, lining from hat

School: Sacred Heart School, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Design Team: Niamh Conroy, Aoife Kavanagh, Rose Dunne

Teacher: Luke Corley

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Bank of Ireland Techno Wearables Award

The gift of hearing is sometimes taken for granted. The team wanted to spread the message that it is ok to wear a hearing aid and that it is not something to be embarrassed about. With so many young people now using headphones constantly to listen to music and play interactive games it is important we know how to protect our hearing and realise that some people are not so lucky regarding their hearing

Materials: Hearing aid batteries collected from Hidden Hearing Ireland, orange stickers, broken headphones, batteries, wires

School: Coláiste Rís, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Design Team: Leon Duffy, Sean McGuinness, Paddy O’Rourke (modelled by Louise Conway)

Teacher: Mardeen Mc Caughey


Bank of Ireland Glamour Award

Inspired by Roman Gladiators, the design team of Acero wanted to take a hard material and make an elegant, soft piece of clothing. All the metal is hand riveted and woven with absolutely no glue used in its creation.


Materials: Scrap aluminium, old jewellery

School: Carndonagh Community School, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal

Design Team: Keelan Doherty, Kelsey McLaughlin, Aisling Doherty

Teacher: Michelle Mc Gee

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Bank of Ireland Glamour Award

Roll Model is made from used parish newsletters from local churches and mass envelopes gathered from local households and rolled up into small white beads. Origami mass envelope flowers bring an eye-catching splash of colour to the design.

Materials: Parish newsletters from local churches, mass envelopes from local households

School: Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Design Team: Rebecca Collins, Anna O’Donovan, Lauren Gallagher

Teacher: Oonagh Kelly


Best Hair Make and Make Up/Headpiece/Accessory Award

Cow-Moo-Flage is a design of a scale-like skin created from used milk cartons. The design team wanted to send the message that, like a snake, we too have the power to shed old skins & beliefs. The outfit is a representation of our indifference to our planet’s preservation, disguising the amount of waste produced in the name of food and fashion.

Materials: Milk bottles, scrap art room materials, thread, tissue paper, rope

School: Moate Community School, Moate, Co. Westmeath

Design Team: Michelle Flynn, Roisin Killian, Clodagh Claffey

Teacher: Pamela Keogh

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Best Performance Award

Hundreds of used make-up wipes were collected to create this outfit inspired by Beyoncé and fashion designer Olivier Rousteing. Hard materials such as bolts and jewellery were used on the body of the body of the suit to give it an armoire effect. The headpiece and armbands help create a look that portrays girls can be strong and fierce, just like icon Beyonce!

Made From:

Materials: Used make-up wipes and lots of them

School: Coláiste Nano Nagle, Limerick

Design Team: Nancy Ekhator, Leah Cosgrave, Nikoletta Kozma

Teacher: Sarah Nestor


Most Unusual Material Award

I’d Like to Make a Toast is designed to raise awareness of racism in society by using an ombre of coloured toast to create a chain mail effect! Made entirely of bread waste from a local bakery the outfit include a multipurpose cape which drops into a train.

Materials: Unused and returned bread from factories and bakeries, fishing line                        

School: Scoil Muire Agus Padraig Swinford, Co. Mayo

Design Team: Cathal Gavin, Laura Mc Loughlin, Niamh Mc Hugh

Teacher: Michael Kelliher

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Best Team Profile Video Award

The team found some plastic fencing in a farmer’s yard and their idea centred around this. They had a ”let’s go orange” week in school, which focused on positive mental health. Anxiety, low self-esteem and feelings of insecurity are all part of teenager’s lives but we can’t let it determine us. The black in the colour scheme represents negative thoughts and the orange shows how bright the future can be.

Materials: Galvanised pipe and insulation tubing, inner tubing from burst bIke tyres, nuts, bolts

School: Cnoc Mhuire, Granard, Co. Longford

Design Team: Lily Hemus, Niamh Kenny, Ellen Deneher

Teacher: Charmaine Hetherton


Teacher Hall of Fame Award

The Hall of Fame represents teachers who we feel embody a lot of what the competition is about – empowering students and inspiring them through strong leadership and collaboration. This year, Rois Deeney from Buncrana was our winner. Well done to you!

School: Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co. Donegal

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