The red carpet was awash with stars at the London Royal Premier of Spectre at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday night, and rubbing shoulders with the biggest names in the business was none other than Moate girl Adelina Hmelevska.
Adelina, together with Julie Quinn from Carndonagh Community School, Donegal, were mixing with big Hollywood names as they modelled their stunning Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture winning outfits ‘Mediva’ and ‘Sheer Glass.’ Adelina, who is a fifth year student at Moate Community School, created her dress from used can tops, with team mates Gormlaith Mandal and Roisin Hamm, and assisted by art teacher Pamela Keogh.
The Moate students were lucky enough to be chosen as one of the Glamour Prize Winners of the 2015 competition, held back in April in the 3Arena. The two Irish students walked the red carpet alongside the likes of James Bond actors Daniel Craig, Christopher Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, David Bautista, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, and director Sam Mendes, in their Kouture creations.
Not to mention the fact that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, took a night off from their two young children and made an appearance as well. Prince Harry joined the royals in London too.
Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture is a leading fashion and art competition open to all secondary school students across Ireland. Entrepreneurs Elizabeth Curran and Troy Armour started the creative competition in 2010.
The fashion contest encourages entrants to think about the importance of sustainability and to recycle materials through a mix of fashion and creativity. Co-founder of Junk Kouture, Elizabeth O’Donnell, said: “We are delighted to have Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture represented on the red carpet at such an exciting event to showcase their fabulous designs.
“To attend the Royal Premiere with big celebrities and members of the royal family is such a privilege for the winning students. We are encouraging students to get their applications in for next year’s competition, the deadline for which is January 29, 2016.”