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Junk Kouture Cannes Film Festival 2013

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Junk Kouture, the recycled fashion and art competition for secondary students across Ireland, is featuring at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The competition, famed for morphing everyday waste into high fashion, launched in 2010 and this year the trip to the South of France was part of the prize.

A number of the designs have featured on catwalks all over the country and in the UK, having appeared on the red carpet at the premiere of The Hobbit in London.

This year, four of the designs have made it to the 66th Cannes Film Festival including Bank of Ireland Glamour Prize winners, Pre-Madonna Girl - a white, lace creation crafted from broken pearls and discarded lace curtains and Skin Deep - a plastic fantastic design which uses plastic packaging and welded chain metal.

The overall winner of this year’s competition, UltraVioletWash, is constructed from hundreds of clothes pegs and a tin of UV paint was also in attendance. Also gracing the Criosette was Bold As Brass, a dress made from old used Bullet casings, which was inspired by the movie The Great Gatsby.

Pre-Madonna Girl - a white, lace creation crafted from broken pearls and discarded lace curtains

Skin Deep - a plastic fantastic design which uses plastic packaging and welded chain metal

Founder of Junk Kouture, Elizabeth O’Donnell had this to say about Junk Kouture’s imminent appearance in Cannes: “Our ethos at Junk Kouture is to inspire and motivate all our entrants. We decided that following the success of Junk Kouture at the Royal Premiere last year we wanted to give our entrants another opportunity to showcase their designs at a high-scale event and also on an international level.

“This is the first time we have appeared at the Cannes Film Festival and following the reception the outfits got we will surely be back again."

Bold As Brass, a dress made from old used Bullet casings, which was inspired by the movie The Great Gatsby

Pictures: Brian McEvoy

UltraVioletWash, below, is constructed from hundreds of clothes pegs and a tin of UV paint

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