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Friday 20 April 2018

Newspaper dress makes headlines

Ellie O'Hanrahan, student of Blackwater Community School, Lismore, wearing the Junk Kouture entry in the banquet Hall of Lismore Castle. Her student group have used Irish Independent Newspapers as the main material in the garment (titled 'Independence') so
Ellie O'Hanrahan, student of Blackwater Community School, Lismore, wearing the Junk Kouture entry in the banquet Hall of Lismore Castle. Her student group have used Irish Independent Newspapers as the main material in the garment (titled 'Independence') so
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

Today it is the best-selling newspaper in Ireland.

But tomorrow the Irish Independent is transformed into a piece of haute couture.

Three Waterford students used 50 old newspapers to create an astonishing outfit entitled 'Warrior' which is now in the Junk Kouture Ireland finals.

The entry theme is 'freedom of speech'.

Tamara O'Flaherty (15), Elly O'Hanrahan (16) and Catherine Hennessy (17) of Blackwater Community School in Lismore said their theme became very appropriate after the 'Charlie Hebdo' attacks.

BCS principal Denis Ring and teacher Angela Leahy hailed the students' design.

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