Griffith College’s Fashion Design Programme Director Sits on Junk Kouture Judging Panel

Griffith College's relationship with Junk Kouture continues as Programme Director sits on the judging panel for the third year, as well as a Griffith scholarship up for grabs.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Griffith College Offers One Junk Kouture Participant Fashion Design Scholarship

Programme Director of Fashion Design at Griffith College Jane Leavey will sit on the Junk Kouture judging panel for a third consecutive year alongside Doireann Garrihy, Louis Walsh, Tracy Fahey and Stephen McLaughlin. One lucky participant will be awarded a scholarship to the BA (Hons) in Fashion Design course at Griffith College.

Griffith College Junk Kouture Scholarship

Leavey, who has played a key role in the development of the Fashion Design course at Griffith College said, “I am so excited about this year's Grand Final. These students are starting such a fashion revolution with their fantastic sustainable designs. I also can’t wait to announce the 2019 winner of the Griffith College Junk Kouture Scholarship. I’ll be looking for a creative design which makes a true impact on sustainable circular fashion -  of course, it must have that X-factor too, with great craftsmanship and an eye-catching catwalk presence.”

Understanding Junk Kouture

Junk Kouture is a nationwide competition which sees secondary school students create striking and stand-out costumes and outfits using ‘junk’. In its ninth year, contestants will consider major elements when creating their couture design such as fashion, design, engineering and environmental sustainability.

The Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition is open to students who are enrolled in secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Book your place

These inspiring designers will showcase their creations at the 3Arena on Thursday 2nd May, with more than 10,000 spectators expected to attend. Tickets can be bought here.