Category: News

EdWeb Series is back for its second edition!

Join us for our next online, live session where you can meet the team, get tips from experienced Junk Kouture teachers and alumni, and join in on our live Q&A session, to help your students successfully complete their projects on time!

Meet a JK creator from Paris!

Milene is a final year student at ICS Paris.  She entered the 2021 Junk Kouture Competition and has made it to the Grand Final which will be aired on National Television towards the end of the year.  Milene is naturally quite shy and does not like being the focus of people’s attention. However, her creative … Continued

RTÉ 2FM Audience Award Winner Announced

As announced just now on Jen Zamparelli’s Show on @rte2fm, congrats to the 2021 Junk Kouture RTÉ 2FM award winner GOLD COBRA from Scoil Bríde, Tuam, Galway. The winning design team is made up of Nia Lydon, Katelyn Boyle, Beibhinn Gleeson. The winners will receive a bespoke award and tickets to a 2022 gig.


In education news, we are delighted to partner with the Education Support Centres in Ireland (ESCI) to develop a suite of CPD programmes to support schools on their Junk Kouture journey, funded by Creative Ireland.   Dr Siobhan Kavanagh, Chairperson of the ESCI facilitated an excellent launch webinar for Junk Kouture in late September. Along … Continued

Concrete jungle where dreams are made

Junk Kouture appears at Climate Week NYC this month (20-26 September)   As part of its global expansion, Junk Kouture will appear at Climate Week NYC this month for the first time. As ‘Sustainable Living’ partner for the event, Junk Kouture will have a presence in New York with a number of exciting activations taking … Continued

Junk Kouture funding round secures $1m investment

Junk Kouture’s trajectory to global expansion has taken another positive step, with the securing of $1 million (€840,000) in seed funding. The funding round values Junk Kouture at $12 million.   The financing is to be used to accelerate the rollout of Junk Kouture’s platform in New York, London, Paris, Milan and Abu Dhabi – … Continued

Summer Series is back!

We are almost halfway through the Junk Kouture Summer Series, and still have so many great episodes to come for the rest of the season.     So far, we’ve chatted to 2020 winning team ‘Synergy’, TikTok stars ‘The Diabetic Duo’, Aoife Hayes, owner of ‘The Cut Makeup Artistry’ and 2020 Grand Finalists Cara Greville designer and … Continued

Calling all the Makeup Lovers Aged 13 – 18! This Challenge is for You!

This time, we want to see your most unique, eye-catching makeup looks. The only condition? It must be ENVIRONMENT themed. Think deforestation, nature, ocean pollution, single-use plastics and much more.  Get as creative as you can, because the winner will be awarded a voucher of their choice to the value of €100!   When your makeup … Continued

Joy for Junk Kouture students as five RTÉ Wildcard entries announced

Harry Styles, Ladies’ Day and the meat industry inspire designs that nab coveted Wildcard places Final 40 designs now revealed for Junk Kouture Grand Final 2021   Celebrations are in order for five lucky Junk Kouture contestants today as the RTÉ Wildcard entries for this year’s final are announced. On Sunday, 35 entries were selected from around the country … Continued

Junk Kouture 2021 Grand Finalists Revealed

35 designs selected for Junk Kouture Grand Final 2021   What do Marie Antoinette, the Aztecs and Brennan’s Bread all have in common? They all served as inspiration for this year’s 35 Junk Kouture Grand Finalists who are hoping they can win over the judges and be crowned the overall winner of the 2021 competition. … Continued

Junk Kouture Mini Competition – June Accessory Challenge

Calling all budding designers and creatives aged between 13 and 18!   Junk Kouture is back again with another mini-competition. This time, it’s our June Challenge.   What better way to kick of the Summer holidays?! All you have to do, is create an accessory exclusively from junk. This can include jewellery, headpieces, hats, face … Continued

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