Kilmallock students on RTE’s ‘Junk Kouture’

Coláiste Iósaef, Kilmall-ock, staff and students will be proudly cheering on their two teams, Laochra Gael and Coral Grief, in this year’s Junk Kouture grand final, which will be televised on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player next Thursday, 4th February at 7pm, writes John Barrett. Both teams are extremely excited about the competition and look forward to seeing their creations alongside other designs from students throughout the country.
Coláiste Iósaef co-ordinator Michelle Daly, told the Vale Star, “It is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in Junk Kouture, which has provided a wonderful experience for our students. It has been a pleasure to follow their journey from the inception of their outfits through to the creation of the finished products that will be in the grand final.”
“Junk Kouture provides important lessons and helps individuals to develop skills as they negotiate their way through the competition. They have also learned important lessons about the environment and the importance of recycling and using recycled materials through the Junk Kouture competition,” he added.
“I am delighted for both teams and, indeed, all the teams around the country that have the opportunity to showcase their designs in the final. It really highlights the resilience of both the students and all those involved in Junk Kouture to overcome the obstacles of Covid-19. It will be such an exciting night and we encourage everyone to tune into RTÉ2 on Thursday next at 7pm,” he said.
Junk Kouture is described as a platform to unleash the creative brilliance of young people. One way it does this is through a fashion competition, which challenges the world’s most talented emerging designers, engineers, artists and performers to envision, create and model high end couture from everyday junk.