Longford students turn 'junk into kouture'

Jessica Thompson


Jessica Thompson



Junk Kouture

A total of 23 designs have been submitted across the county for this year's Junk Kouture competition

Reuse, recycle, refashion is the motto of six Longford schools as preparation is underway for the annual Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion competition.

The competition sees students from all over Ireland gather a wide variety of materials that would usually be considered rubbish, and refashion them to create astoundingly imaginative outfits fit for the catwalk.

Students from Árdscoil Phádraig; Cnoc Mhuire Granard; Mercy Secondary School, Ballymahon; Templemichael College; Moyne Community School and Mean Scoil Mhuire, Longford are prepared to strut their stuff for the cause, donning bits of twine, ceral boxes, netting, CDs and even old copies of the Longford Leader.

If you can think of a material, we can assure you, it's been used.

A total of 23 incredible designs have been submitted from the county this year and students are now waiting with bated breath as judges go through their entries ahead of the announcement of regional finalists at 7pm this Friday.

Regional finalists will then choreograph a performance to showcase their outfit, in the hope of getting through to the glamorous grand finale in April.

There are so many fantastic and creative entries that we couldn't fit them all here, so see pages 8, 28, 30, 32, 33, 49, 52 and 56 for more stunning designs by the students of Longford.


Transforming trash for Junk Kouture