Junk Kouture: Limerick student turns on the style at Irish culture fest in Boston

Hanging with Hector: Eimear Doody of John the Baptist Community School in Hospital, third from left, with other participants who travelled to Boston as part of the Junk Kouture competition
A COUNTY Limerick student turned on the style in Boston where she showcased her school’s unique design as part of the Junk Kouture competition.

A COUNTY Limerick student turned on the style in Boston where she showcased her school’s unique design as part of the Junk Kouture competition.

Eimear Doody from John the Baptist Community School in Hospital brought one of eight designs chosen nationwide, to represent Junk Kouture stateside at the iFest festival - a unique and exhilarating celebration festival of Irish culture, heritage, hospitality, and entertainment held in the Seaport World Trade Centre.

The eight students took part in three catwalk shows over the course of the weekend in front of thousands of Irish Americans. Re-Silience was designed by Eimear and her team mates Niamh Larkin and Anne-Marie Flynn with guidance from their teacher Caoimhe Ryan. Re-silience is made from out-of-date balloons.

Other events that took place at iFest included amazing live performances by bands such as the Riptide Movement and Seo Linn and the spectacular Riverdance. There were also genealogy master-classes and a GAA sporting showcase.