Two groups from two Laois schools have beaten off stiff competition to make it to the grand finale of Junk Kouture in the 3 Arena tomorrow, Wednesday May 1.
The Laois teams who have made it to the final are ‘The Truth Lies Within’ from Scoil Chríost Rí and Mountrath CS’s ‘Butterfly Effect’.
‘The Truth Lies Within’ is made up of model Grace Kearney, Rachael Lewis and Amy Doyle. The front of the dress is hand knitted from different twines and crocheted flowers.
The back of the dress is made from contrasting black leather which illustrates the stories which are not the prettiest.
Fianna Byrne, Roisin Scully and Orla Brickley all make up the team, ‘The Butterfly Effect’.
The dress has a skirt made from scrap farm wire which is entirely covered in paper butterflies made from old books.
‘Butterfly Effect’ were presented with a silver ticket by James Patrice before anyone else to secure their place in the regional final.
They were then visited by the celebrity again to be awarded a Wildcard place in the final.
Junk Kouture is a competition to inspiring young designers in second level education to use everyday junk materials to create striking works of wearable art.
Reaching the final is an enormous achievement, particularly given that the Junk Kouture competition captivated 24,000 students this year.
Best of luck to both ‘Butterfly Effect’ and ‘The Truth Lies Within’ in the Junk Kouture grand finale tomorrow!