Students are dedicated followers of recycled fashion

The Presentation Secondary School in Clonmel has once again embraced the Junk Kouture fashion competition and all the students have been collecting, re-cycling and gathering all forms of disposable junk. The 5th and Transition Years have re-vamped, reworked and created amazing wearable art for the competition.

The Presentation Secondary School in Clonmel has once again embraced the Junk Kouture fashion competition and all the students have been collecting, re-cycling and gathering all forms of disposable junk. The 5th and Transition Years have re-vamped, reworked and created amazing wearable art for the competition.

All-Ireland 2011 Junk Kouture winners Gráinne Wilson and Emma Clancy, along with Sinead O’Brien, have taken up the challenge once more, creating ‘Bold as Brass’ for this great competition. Transition Year classes, working in groups of three, created amazing costumes under the guiding hands of their Art teachers Maireád Fennell and Claire Murphy.

Five costumes have been selected for the regional finals taking place in The Strand Hotel, Limerick on Sunday, April 1st. The girls are wished the very best of luck and the town of Clonmel and the county are requested to support the girls with an online vote, which counts as 10% of the overall mark.

People are requested to log onto www.junkkouture.com and vote for the school’s five entries -

Costume 1 – ‘Forgotten Music’, created using LPs, records, electric wires and video tapes. Modelled by Isolde Donoghue and created by Sarah Kearney, Kate Delahunty, Roberta O’Keeffe and Roisin Cleary.

Costume 2 – ‘All Tied Up’ using fashion ties and electrical wires. Modelled by Alice Fitzgerald and created by Laura Cashin, Karen O’Brien and Alice Fitzgerald.

Costume 3 – ‘The Eternal Beauty of a Silent World’, created using bark, plastic bottles, feathers and wire. Modelled by Ana Coretchi and created by Jenny Murphy, Dara Grilenco and Monika Graibute.

Costume 4 – ‘Bold as Brass’ using brass bullet shells and wire. Modelled by Grainne Wilson and created by Emma Clancy, Sinead O’Brien and Grainne Wilson.

Costume 5 – ‘Live Life, Love Colour’, created using plastic bottle tops, plastic lining from kitchen presses, straws and wire. Modelled by Aoife Cosgrave and created by Ailish McCarthy, Rebecca Fennessey and Aoife Cosgrave.