Junk Kouture


Junk Kouture is a national contest which encourages young designers in second level education to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art from everyday junk that would normally find its way into the bin.  Junk Kouture aims to inspire and ignite passion in these teenagers while at the same time subtly educating them about the importance of recycling and reusing waste. Over the last six years, Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture has established itself as the premier recycled fashion competition for teenagers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland

In 2015 we entered for the first time and Debola Shamoye was shortlisted (in top 80) to attend the Eastern Regional Finals in the Helix DCU putting her entry in the top 320 entries in the country with her dress ‘Emerald City Queen’ made exclusively out of lunchroom water bottles.