Designs from Wexford at Dublin City Junk Kouture

During the showcase, 80 creations crafted by young designers aged 13 -18 years from across the North, South, East, South-East and West of Ireland were chosen to represent their region at the Dublin City Final taking place this May.

Taking to one of Ireland’s most prestigious stages, Wexford’s five finalist team will face stiff competition from over 70 other entries from across the country in this year’s Dublin City Final. in a bid to secure a space at the inaugural World Final of Junk Kouture where Irish finalists will compete with their fellow creative peers from Paris, Milan, NYC, London and Abu Dhabi.

Wexford heading to the Dublin City Final are:

Conker Couture by Katie Murphy, Zuzanna Czerpak and Iraia Álvarez de Eul from Coláiste Bríde Enniscorthy created from curtain, 305 halved conkers, wool, gems and basket twine. 

Carnaval Beleza by Leah Reck, Amy Fortune and Caoimhe O’Leary from Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy, created from cotton string, scraps of blind, costume jewellery and beads, fencing wire and feather boas. 

Slaibh na Stocai by Ellie Lawless and Kiera Milling from Colaiste an Atha, Kilmuckridge, created from socks, braising wire, bed sheet, jewellery, buttons and wool.

Glamping by Úna Fae Flavin and Boglarka Ruzsali from Creagh College, Gorey, created from ground sheet, a tent, poncho, bailing twine and a coat.

Victorian_junkkoture by Holly Royal, Caoimhe Creavin and Layla Breen from Enniscorthy Community College created from newspaper, cardboard, bottle caps and bed sheet. 

Recently, we saw the next generation of Irish up-and-coming eco-conscious creators, innovators, and fashion designers at the 2023 Regional Finals of Junk Kouture, the world’s largest sustainable fashion competition for youth.

1,200 haute-couture designs made from 100% recycled materials by post-primary students entered the 13th year of the creative programme in Ireland. From this, 300 designs were shortlisted and aired on Junk Kouture’s YouTube and TikTok channel for the 2023 Regional Finals.

Junk Kouture is Powered by RTE. Eurospar and DHL are the official partners.

Stay up to speed with all things Junk Kouture 2023 on and on Instagram and TikTok @junkkouture.

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