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Hannah Nic Cionna, Deirdre Nic Canna and Aisling Nic an Fhailigh will take part in the second round of the Junk Kouture on Friday in the Millenium Forum in Derry. Their entry is entitled “Ag Leanstan leat síos an pasáiste or “Rolling Down the Aisle” the entire project is co-ordinated by art teacher, Múinteoir Faela.

Junk Kouture

 All entries are taking part in an online vote this week and this vote is worth 10% of the overall results – the idea is to give your entry some exposure to the general public and to carry the message of “Re-Use Re-Cycle Re-Fashion” which is what Junk Kouture is all about.  The online vote will end tomorrow at midnight, Friday the 1st March.  Go to the Junk Kouture website to vote for the Coláiste Oiriall girls.

Junk Kouture is a national competition for second level students, which challenges teenagers to create high-end wearable fashion 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 for the good of the planet The rules stipulate that the outfit must be made from reworked trash or other used materials that are beyond their intended purpose. The Coláiste Oiriall entry uses toilet rolls, curtain hooks, paper, foil, old flowers and lace. The judges whittled the entrants down to just 80 outfits per region – north, south, east and west. These chosen outfits are the semi-finalists and tomorrow in the Millenium Forum in Derry the Coláiste Oiriall students will be among the contestants who must choreograph a performance to showcase their outfit on the catwalk in one of four regional theatres. They have 90 seconds to impress on the catwalk and the 20 highest scoring outfits progress to the grand final.

The other regional heats will be in the Helix, DCU, University Concert Hall Limerick, the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, The grand final will take with the 20 finalists from each region battling it out on the catwalk to be crowned champion and walk away with over €20,000 worth in prizes. The grand final will take place in the Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin. Ghlac Emma Ní Mhaonaigh, Seimhín Ní Dhonnghaile agus Éabha Ní Fhlanagáin páirt sa chomórtas. Rinne na moltóirí an ch’ead mholtóireacht fríd ghrianghrafanna de na hiontrálacha a mheas ach ar an drochuair níor éirigh le hiarratas s’acusan. Tá súil againn uilig go n-éiríonn le hiontráil Choláiste Oiriall amarach dul fríd go dtí an babhta ceannais a bheas ar siúl in Amharclann Bord Gais, Baile Átha Cliath i roinnt seachtainí eile.