Five Laois schools have reached the regional finals of the Junk Kouture creative fashion contest.
The eastern regional final will be taking place in The Helix, Dublin on Monday 4 March, where nine Laois entries will walk the catwalk.
Scoil Chríost Rí has four regional finalists (Truth lies within, Dismantled, Miss Direction and Flamboyant), with Mountrath CS having two (Butterfly Effect and Recapped).
There is one each from Mountmellick CS (Once upon a style), St. Fergal’s College, Rathdowney (Sea-Ro waste) and Heywood CS (BRAvo!).
Junk Kouture judge James Patrice paid a visit to Mountrath CS on the day the results were announced. Butterfly Effect were presented with a ‘sliver ticket’ which guaranteed them a place in the regional final before anyone else.
Scoil Chríost Rí students include Grace Kearney, Rachael Lewis and Amy Doyle (Truth lies within); Ellen Walsh and Caragh LaCumber (Dismantled); Niamh McKittrick, Aisling Sheehan and Kate O’Connor (Miss Direction) and Irissa Deega, Molly Gleeson and Paige McGovern (Flamboyant).
The two Mountrath CS teams are made up of Muireann Baker, Meegan Scully and Victoria Dobbyn (Recapped) and Roisin Scully, Orla Brinkley and Fianna Byrne (Butterfly effect).
Mountmellick CS is represented by Aimee Cousins and Ellie Creighton Bergin (Once upon a style), Heywood CS by Emily Mullhall, Tara Brophy and Brid Doheny (BRAvo!) and St. Fergal’s College by Caitlín, Siobhail and Chloe (Sea-Ro waste).
The Junk Kouture creations that didn’t qualify for the regional finals had the opportunity to get through as a Lifeline based on votes.
The team from each region who earned the most votes last week will go on to the regional finals.
Unfortunately, the Eastern region was highly competitive with the winner garnering over 10K votes so no Laois entry made it through as a Lifeline.
This week, the public can vote for their favourite Junk Kouture outfits that qualified for the regional finals on the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture website.