Students in the Bank Of Ireland Junk Kouture contest have been working tirelessly formulating exceptional ideas and then curating their concept pieces. They faced the challenge of transforming recycled materials into haute couture outfits suitable for a foray down the catwalk. Each of the 83 finalists put on a dazzling show in the country’s largest indoor venue before thousands of fans who were entertained by Irish band Seo Linn, Eurovision hopeful Brendan Murray and Hometown boy Dayl Cronin with Dancing with the Stars partner Ksenia Zsikhotska.
Enigmatic’ from Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, Buncrana, modelled and designed by Mariusz Malon with an ingenious use of an old trampoline, a broken chandelier and an old carpet maker was proclaimed the overall winner of the prestigious Kouture contest.
Photos: Brian McEvoy