ARTISTIC and creative secondary school pupils in Mid-Ulster are being encouraged to get their hands on industrial, electrical, commercial and domestic waste products and turn them into pieces of fashion art.
The 2013 Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion competition in association with the European Recycling Platform (ERP) has just been launched.
Last year’s competition saw two highly successful entrants - Jose Varanda from Holy Trinity College in Cookstown who moulded Coke Cans into a ‘Warrior Knight’ costume and Izabela (also from Holy Trinity College), who created a stunning outfit made from newspapers, brown paper bags, buttons and sack cloth.
Created in 2010 by entrepreneurs Elizabeth O’Donnell and Troy Armour, the Junk Kouture competition has seen thousands of teenagers’ work submitted over the past two years, with some spectacular and awe-inspiring pieces gracing the competition’s regional and national catwalks.
Sponsored by ERP, the only pan-European compliance scheme for electronic waste and battery recycling, Junk Kouture is the leading fashion and art competition for secondary school students across Ireland and has a reputation, among many, as being the most creative.
Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion Competition 2013 is open to all second level students. The competition closes for entries on January 31. For further information, please log on to junkkouture.com or visit the Facebook page at: Facebook.com/junkkouture.