Students to fashion clothes from rubbish
Entries have opened for secondary school students on both sides of the Border for the 2012 Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion Competition, which challenges young designers to rework rubbish and other used materials into high-end couture fashion.
Regional semi-finals will be held across all four provinces before a grand final in Dublin on April 20. As part of this year's competition, students have to integrate electrical waste into their design, with sponsors European Recycling Platform setting aside a special prize for its most inspired and creative use.
The winning school will receive €2,500 in prize money; and the winning team will get €500, IT equipment worth €1,000 and a place on a week-long fashion design course at the Grafton Academy, Dublin.
Highlighting this year's competition is model Nirlene Cruz. maxwells