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Wednesday 14 November 2018

CWCW members raise the fashion stakes with junk kouture show

Donna Farrell and Holly Walsh
Donna Farrell and Holly Walsh
Margaret Connors
Fionnula Byrne
Anne Marie Talbot
Antoinette Byrne and Daisey Redmond
Liene Abramova

Pádraig Byrne

Service users at the County Wexford Community Workshop (CWCW) in Bellefield showed off their passion for fashion recently as they staged a Junk Kouture fashion show.

The Junk Kouture concept is a well-known one at this stage and schools and organisations right across the country take part. Basically, it encourages participants to create impressive pieces of wearable art from everyday items that would ordinarily find their way into the bin.

The gang at the CWCW have been busy designing with the staff there for some time and there were some really eye-catching pieces on display on the day. Among the everyday items used were rubber gloves, old ties, cutlery and plastic cups and they never looked as good as when they were being paraded down the catwalk.

There was great interest in the competition among the participants and they loved dressing up and showing off their creations at the final show. The winner in the end was Anne Marie Talbot with her wonderful entry, however, the standard was said to have been extremely high giving the judges a real headache in narrowing it down to just one winner. It was a wonderful day at the workshop and it showed what a little bit of imagination, combined with a little bit of know-how can achieve.

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