Castleblayney students will represent their school at Junk Kouture finals in Dublin

Castleblayney students will represent their school at Junk Kouture finals in Dublin

Our Lady’s Secondary School, Castleblayney Transition Year students Lara Raducevic, Ellie Cumminskey and Salomeja Skalisiute have been qualified for the National Finals of the prestigious Junk Kouture competition with their Monster Extinction design. The event will be held at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin on 5th May.

The Junk Kouture Competition has been running since2010 and has since gone viral with Dubai, Milan and New York cities taking part in it. The competition is open to students aged from 13 to 18 and the brief is to create designs made sustainably from recycled or repurposed materials. Impressive Monster Extinction design was inspired by sea pollution and its harmful effects on sea and animal life. The top of the costume is made of donated material from local Bridalwear designer Jacinta Carraher and the rib cage features plastic sheets supplied by local business Shabra Plastics. The skirt is ceated from torn shards of old denim skirts, which are sewed together, painted and laid over a chicken wire frame. A fabulous headpiece is made of torn tights and upcycled boots together with tin foil and electrical wire.

The top 10 designs from the National Finals in Dublin will be selected by judges Louis Walsh, Roz Purcell, Stephen McLaughlin and singer/song writer Soulé.

Tickets for the event can be purchased via Ticketmaster and from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Box Office.

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