On Sunday, June 12, a selection of Junk Kouture entries from the Patrician Presentation Secondary School will go on show in Fethard Tholsel / Town Hall. This is the fifth year that the school has entered this national competition, and were successful in getting through to the grand final on three occasions.
The competition is all about recycling everyday junk and turning it into wearable fashion. Over a thousand outfits are made every year throughout Ireland’s secondary schools, with students creating fashion from paper, plastic, soft metals, cork, and tyre tubing, in fact anything that is on its way to the recycling bin.
Over the last five years students from the transition year in Fethard have made and modelled some great art/fashion creations. They have modelled their creations both at the semifinal in Limerick Concert Hall and at the grand final in City West and at the 3 Arena venue in Dublin, which is more suitable to cater for the growing number of spectators, due to its nationwide popularity as a competition.
Some of the local participating students will be present to discuss and demonstrate how their pieces were constructed and what materials they used in the making of these clothes. So do take this opportunity to come along on this coming Sunday and view a selection of these outfits from 1pm to 5pm.
All are welcome.