Colaiste Nano Nagle 2022 Junk Kouture designs are ready to rock the Digital Regional Finals this March. Pictured above are the designs ‘Whats Thrown Around is Twirled Around’, ‘Ode To Joy’ and ‘The Global Spiral’.
Colaiste Nano Nagle Junk Kouture designs are made entirely out of sustainable material
By I Love Limerick correspondent Caoimhe Siochru
Colaiste Nano Nagle Junk Kouture designs are ready to rock the 2022 Digital Regional Finals, which are made entirely out of sustainable material. The regional finals are set to take place virtually on the week of March 21 to March 27, and Colaiste Nano Nagle has many talented students who are ready to compete with their fabulous designs and creations this month!
The first group of Colaiste Nano Nagle Junk Kouture competitors who successfully made it to the 2022 Digital Regional Finals are Maha, Jadine and Somania. Their project is called Ode To Joy. Inspired by the European Green Deal, Ode to Joy symbolises the values and principles of the EU and its efforts in fighting climate change. The dress is lined with old bedsheets. Top ruffles are framed with builder’s mesh and old cardboard folders, embellished with an old rope sprayed gold. The fanning pattern on the skirt was made by joining individual pieces made from old cardboard folders and disposable plastic shoe covers lined with black plastic bin bags to darken the blue shade. The bodice was created by patches of small tin foil balls, wrapped with plastic shoe covers connected by elastics. The sleeves and the bottom ruffles are covered with blue flowers all made from disposable shoe covers. Their wonderful project was supported by their art teacher Ms Nestor and their TY coordinator Ms Kavanagh.
The next fantastic group to be going to the Junk Kouture Regional Finals are Katelynn, Kelliece and Allanah, with their gorgeous design What’s Thrown Around Twirls Around. The unique top of the dress is made out of old plastic and bed linen, which was burned into a flower shape. The skirt is made from old bed linen that was knotted to look like bows or tassels at the end of the first layer. They cut up old blinds and manipulated them to look like circles right in the centre of the first layer and filled them with plastic. Old shopping bags were cut up and plaited in the front on the top layer. The headpiece was made from an old Easter basket, and they added lace metal rings from an old necklace. The Styrofoam piece was also manipulated to look like flowers. They also added small bits of tinfoil. The design is incredible and unique. The group thanked their teacher on Instagram, stating, “We would also like to say a HUGE thank you to our amazing teacher Ms Nestor for all the help and encouragement and just being by our sides when we needed you it means the world and more and Ms Kavanagh for all the help you gave us too. To the regional finals!”
The last group of Colaiste Nano Nagle Junk Kouture regional finalists are Erin, Hajara and Anastasia, who will show off their talents with their excellent design The Global Spiral. The headpiece is made from old cans, wire and material from old kitchen towels and aprons. They sprayed the top piece gold and the bottom orange to match the dress. The dress is a beautiful orange and gold colour all made from sustainable materials!
There is no doubt that the students of Colaiste Nano Nagle will dazzle the stage with their amazing sustainable designs at the Regional Finals this year. It is exciting to see what comes next for these talented students!
Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture is a national competition for secondary school students which takes elements such as fashion, design, engineering, and environmental sustainability and transforms them into a creative contest like no other. Over the last few years, Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture has already captivated over 24,000 students, 7,000 teachers and 100,000 audience members. Inspiring young designers in second level education to use everyday junk materials to create striking works of wearable art, the competition calls on all budding fashionistas to see if they have what it takes to be crowned King or Queen of the upcycled catwalk.
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