WHAT IS JUNK KOUTURE?
A recycled fashion competition
Junk Kouture is a national contest which encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin. Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers while at the same time subtly educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste. Over the last five years, Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier recycled fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland and in 2015 extended its creative platform to Scotland.
REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 16th 2016
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The competition is launched annually in September with information packs being sent to all secondary schools across the country. Students are challenged to create a wearable couture design and submit the photos of their finished outfit online by midnight on January 13th, 2017. A maximum of three students can work on a single design. The rules stipulate that designs must be made from reworked trash or other used materials that are beyond their intended purpose.
The next step involves the judging panel whittling the submitted entries down to just 80 designs – will be announced on Monday the 23rd of January 2017. These grand finalists and will partake in an extravagant live catwalk final in Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Thursday the 9th of February 2017. In preparation for the show students must choreograph a performance to showcase their design on the catwalk. The chosen model has 90 seconds to impress the judging panel before the eventual champion of Junk Kouture Scotland is revealed.
The Junk Kouture Scotland information pack will be available from the last week of June 2016.
2016 JUDGES TO BE REVEALED
Jimmy Stephen Cran
£1,000 Cash and Trophy
Junk Kouture is a national competition for secondary school students in Scotland
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