Mayo’s budding designers to hit the catwalk

Seventeen teams of Mayo secondary students have been selected to go forward to the Western regional final of the ERP Junk Kouture Recycled Fashion Competition at the Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone, on March 25. The competition invites budding fashion designers to rework trash and used materials into remarkable high-end couture fashion, promoting sustainability, especially the recycling of electrical waste. The competition received phenomenal interest from the west, with the top 70 creations selected to go through to the regional final.

The successful teams from Mayo are:

– Uncanny by Sylwia Bialowas, TJ Devers, Sean Moyles, Moyne College, Ballina;

– Sweetbabe by Eimear Tuffy, Siobhan Roddy, Nathan Delaney, Moyne College, Ballina;

– Paparazzi by Patrick Peoples, Amanda DominiskI, Joelie Mc Glynn, Moyne College, Ballina;

– Twinkle by Victoria Herzig, Daniel Herzig, Marcin Majchrazak, Moyne College, Ballina;

– Flushed by Amanda, Courtney Colohan, Rachel Langdon, Moyne College, Ballina;

– Greasey Boy by Marcin Majchrzak, Victoria Herzig, Nathan Delaney, Moyne College, Ballina;

– The Black Swan by Varina Mc Nicholas, Aoife Hennigan, Liam MacSharry, Scoil Muire agus Padraig, Swinford;

– Pearl Harbour by Roisin Conlon, Jane Murray, Caoimhe Hughes, St Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar ;

– Yes We Can by Megan Fox, Tra Baynes, Lycia Heneghan, St Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar;

– Resurrection by Saoirse Murray, Clare Lavelle, Eleanor McHale, St Joseph's Secondary School Castlebar;

– Back to the 80s by Niamh Moran, Morag Dine, St Joseph’s, Foxford;

– Poison Ivy by Ailish Gillespie, Lauren Faull, Catherine O'Toole, St Joseph's Secondary School Castlebar;

– Ms Philately by Tanya Flynn, Louise Dervan, Lana Mc Glade, St Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar;

– Buckle Up, Bronagh Burns, Katie Forrestal, Clodagh Gallagher, St Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar;

– It's The Inside That Counts by Fionnuala Cahill, Emma Rogan, Kate Heneghan, St Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar;

– Slurp, Shauna Malone Clodagh Dunne, Katie Heneghan, St Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar;

– Peace and Glove, Aileen Collins, Sinead Moran, Ciara Mangan, St Joseph's Secondary School, Castlebar

ERP Junk Kouture coordinator Elizabeth O’Donnell stated: “The outfits to be showcased in Athlone are truly remarkable”. Further info on www.erpjunkkouture.com

 

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