Gala Simic Kotot and Megan O'Mahoney in their Junk Kouture outfits Pictures: Michael Cowhey
STUDENTS from Coláiste Nano Nagle stopped traffic as they turned Limerick City into a haute couture catwalk with a showcase of their Junk Kouture creations.
Megan O’Mahoney and Gala Simic Kokot created a buzz on O’Connell Street, modelling their entries to this year’s Junk Kouture Regional Finals.
Now in its eight year, Ireland’s leading fashion and art competition for secondary schools challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and junk.
Both students’ eye popping designs were inspired by Limerick, with Megan’s design representing our love of sport and Gala’s highlighting the importance of industry to the continued prosperity of the city.
Inspired by the city’s proud rugby tradition, Megan set out to capture the love for Munster Rugby with her eyecatching design ‘Stand Up and Fight’.
Old flags, provided by Munster’s training ground Thomond Park were used to create a flowing, elegant skirt, with a tribute to the late Anthony Foley incorporated into the design.
The antlers were provided by Curraghchase animal farm.
Modelled by Gala, the Insight design uses the smallest of waste products, contact lenses, to create a big and dramatic look, with all materials donated by Vistakon. The Junk Kouture regional finals will take place in the University Concert Hall Limerick on March 9. For a full list of students through to the finals, and to vote for your favourite entry visit www.facebook.com/BOIstudents.