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Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2017

You missed it… The Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Final 2017

Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture is the label behind Ireland’s leading fashion and art competition for 2nd level students. The competition challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and junk.

Only the top designs progressed to the finals. And after months of preparation and planning, the 83 finalists pulled out all the stops at the glamorous grand finale, held in April 2017 at a ticket only event in the 3Arena Dublin.

There were screams of excitement as ‘Engimatic’ was crowned the winner at the seventh annual final. ‘Engimatic’ from Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, Buncrana, modelled and Designed by Mariusz Malon with an ingenious use of an old trampoline, a broken chandelier and an old carpet maker was proclaimed the overall winner of the prestigious Kouture competition.

Keep checking back for information and updates on the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2018.


Overall Winner:
Name: Engimatic
School: Scoil Mhuire Buncrana
Model name: Mariusz Malon
Made from: Trampoline, carpet maker & broken chandelier
Best Performance Prize:
Name: Cap’tivated
School: Moate Community School
Model name: Rebecca Flynn
Made from: Metal bottle caps & plastic straws
Bank of Ireland Glamour Prize x1:
Name: Melondramatic
School: Our Lady’s Bower
Model name: Liberty McGovern
Made from: Dried melon skins
Bank of Ireland Glamour Prize x2:
Name: No Strings Attached
School: St. Louis Grammar School, Ballymena
Model name: Brogan Devlin
Made from: Baling Twine
Bank of Enterprise Award:
Name: Sew Corny
School: Sacred Heart Secondary School, Tullamore
Model name: Leah Spollen
Made from: Grain variety e.g. maize, corn & hessian sacks
Most Unusual Material Award:
Name: La Cheveux de Chien
School: Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy
Model name: Catherine Broaders
Made from: Dog hair
LSAD Scholarship Prize:
Name: Adonis Blue
School: Rita’s Clay House
Model name: Cosima Augustin
Made from: Lidl brochures
CoderDojo Award:
Name: IT Girl
School: St. Raphael’s, Galway
Model name: Katie Lynch
Made from: Keyboards, wires & circuit boards
Best Hair & Make-Up Prize:
Name: Reboot Mother Earth
School: Breifne College
Model name: Donna Colbourne
Made from: Old computer parts & packaging

Make sure to keep an eye on the BOIstudents Facebook page, Twitter pages and our @Bankofireland Snapchat to stay up to date with the latest competitions, ticket giveaways and upcoming events.

BOI Junk Kouture