Sunday 24 March 2019

Six teams are through to Junk Kouture regional finals

A number of young fashion designers from across the county have been selected to represent their various schools at the regional finals of the popular Junk Kouture competition.

The local schools involved are the Ursuline College, Mercy College, Sligo Grammar School and St Attracta's Community School.

There are 2 projects from both the Ursuline College and the Mercy College hoping for success.

The regional finals are taking place in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on March 7th.

Golden Blend and the 80's Drama Queen Dress are the two projects from the Ursuline College while Squak and Silver Lining have also qualified from the Mercy College.

Sligo Grammar School's design name is Got You Covered while St Attracta's Community School in Tubbercurry is through to the regional finals with their project Highly Sprung.

The grand final of the nationwide competition is taking place in the 3Arena on May 2nd.

The Junk Kouture event has been expanding in recent years and there have been numerous contestants from Sligo taking part.

After much deliberation last week, the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture announced which winning designs will go forward to represent their school in the next stage in March.

Spectacular outfits from five regions North, South, West, East and Dublin have been chosen to compete.

The semi- finals will take place in these areas in the first week of March ahead of the grand final.

Megan Kelly, Operations Manager, said the talent has been phenomenal from the young designers.

She said: "We were blown away by the standard and imagination of this year's entries, the judges have had the most difficult job since the competition has begun, to decide who should go forward to the semi-finals.

"We also had more entries this year, which made the decision choosing process even more challenging."

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