Success for Tipperary Students at National Awards


There was success for two Tipperary schools in the Junk Kouture Fashion Competition last night (Thursday).

Overall, nine design teams from Irish secondary schools were selected to represent Ireland at the Junk Kouture World Final in Dubai.

‘Acantha’ by Genevieve Keane of Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles is amongst the winners. Her creation is inspired by the story of St. Patrick and is made from potato sacks, curtains, wool and old carpet.

‘On Pointe’ by Orlagh White and Emma Connolly of Borrisokane Community College promotes the revival of old Irish craftsmanship using weaving, knotting and threading techniques and is made from bulrushes and feathers.

The competition challenges students from 13 to 18 years of age from participating schools across the UK, Italy, France, Ireland, the UAE and New York to craft innovative and imaginative designs out of unwanted items and recycled materials.

The nine teams selected last night will make a special guest appearance on the Late Late Show tonight.

The Junk Kouture Powered by RTE Dublin City Final highlights show will be broadcast on RTE 2 and RTE Player on Thursday, 19th May at 7pm and after the show a public vote will open immediately to fill the final spot for the Irish team.

The tenth design to represent Ireland at the finals will be announced live on RTE 2fm’s Tracy Clifford Show in June.