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Thursday 22 June 2017

Fashionistas aiming high at St Kilian's

Kieva Keating wearing ‘Winging It’ designed from Old Art Folders by Kieva and Charlene Stevenson
Kieva Keating wearing ‘Winging It’ designed from Old Art Folders by Kieva and Charlene Stevenson
Fionn Doyle wearing Dr Who-La-Hoop which was designed with Luke Windsor and Teresa O'Rourke from recycled scrubs, surgical tubes and surgical gloves

Maeve Cotinat

Fashion-forward students from St Kilian's in Bray have been creating avant-garde, wearable art for Junk Kouture 2017. They hope to make it to the next round this year.

Junk Kouture is a national competition for second-level students which challenges teenagers to make fashionable outfits with waste materials. The aim of the competition is to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and reusing rubbish.

The seven designs from St Kilian's will be judged over the next three weeks along with hundreds of creations from all over Leinster. Only 80 teams will make it to the runway in March and from those just 20 will go on to the national final.

The budding couturiers will find out at the start of February if the they have qualified for the regional finals in the Helix in Dublin.

St Kilian's has made the regionals before but this year the participants hope to progress to the nationals. Art teacher Joan Murray, who has been leading the project, believes that their chosen themes will help them stand out from the competition.

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