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Mariusz Malon of Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, Buncrana, Co Donegal. 'Enigmatic'

Junk Kouture Finals 2017 – The Winners

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Louis Walsh, Mariusz Malon & Una Healy

Mariusz Malon of Scoil Mhuire Secondary School from Buncrana Co. Donegal was the overall winner of this years Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition. He designed and modelled his piece ‘Enigmatic’ made from an old trampoline, a carpet maker, and a broken chandelier.

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Mariusz Malon of Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, Buncrana, Co Donegal.
‘Enigmatic’

The winning school received a cash prize of €2500 and each member of the team got a prize of €500 and a mini iPad.

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Junk Couture Finalist

The competition was judged by ‘X Factor’ judge Louis Walsh, The Saturdays star Una Healy, designer Rhys Ellis and Jane Leavy, programme director of Griffith College.

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Junk Couture Finalist

“The talent is amazing – what these students can do with old bottles and pieces of rubbish is amazing,” Walsh said

Now in it’s seventh year, the competition challenges students to create outfits from recycled materials and junk.

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‘Adonis Blue’ by Cosima – Rita Clay’s House Clonakilty
See HERE all the photos from the night

Photos by Ioan Hiliuta and Cristian Constantiniu for Ondine Media

 

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