A DRESS which has lit up the fashion world and earned its designers a top award has been labelled as “incredible” by fashion icon Celia Holman Lee who says it would fit right in among collections by top designer John Galliano or the late Alexander McQueen.
Ultra Violet Wash - a creation by Kilmallock students Annie Corbett, Ceile Corbett, Shannon McCarthy together with their teacher Niamh O’Hara from Coláiste Iósaef was chosen as the winning design at the Grand Final of Junk Kouture.
In addition to their trophies, the girls were presented with €2,500 for the school, I-phones, a cash prize of €500 each, a one week course in a top art and fashion house in Dublin and last but certainly not least an all expenses paid trip to the Cannes Film Festival, London Fashion Week and the Royal London Film Festival. Niamh O’Hara was also awarded the Glamour Prize.
Celia travelled to the school this week for the presentation of the prizes where she got to see, first hand, what all the fuss is about. “It’s clothes pegs, it’s wire, it’s mesh, and it’s absolutely incredible,” said Celia of the winning design which is made from clothes pegs and tumble dryer fluff. “It is something you could see in a John Galliano or an Alexander McQueen fashion show of his day.”
According to Celia, while the competition may be over, the story of the clothes peg dress will continue to get an airing. “They are going to Cannes to the film festival where they are meeting the world press. This certainly isn’t the last we have heard of this story – it still has legs!”