Incorporating elements of environmental sustainability, fashion, art, design, and engineering, Junk Kouture has been showcasing aspiring designers aged 13 -18-years from across Ireland for the past 12 years.

Tonight, the Junk Kouture Dublin City final returns as a live show for the first time since 2020.

Junk Kouture is back with first live final since 2020. Pic: Brian McEvoy.

Judges Louis Walsh, Soulé, Roz Purcell, and fashion designer Stephen McLaughlin will be on hand in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to choose the top designs to go forward to the first ever Junk Kouture World Final in Abu Dhabi later this year.

Those designs will compete against 50 other designs at the final from each of Junk Kouture's other city finals: London, Paris, Milan, New York and Abu Dhabi.

Then someone will be crowned the first ever 'Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year', with loads of other prizes up for grabs. The show will be filmed live and will be broadcast 19th May on RTÉ2 at 7.00pm.

Junk Kouture judges Roz Purcell and Soule with finalists pictured at the Junk Kouture 2022 final at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Pic: Brian McEvoyNo Repro Fee For One Use
Junk Kouture judges Roz Purcell and Soule with finalists pictured at the Junk Kouture 2022 final at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Pic: Brian McEvoy.

Ahead of tonight's results, we have a sneak peek of some of the designs taking to the stage tonight:

Bohemian Pampas Tree

Bohemian Pampas Tree. Pic: Brian McEvoy.

Junk Kouture Powered by RTÉ Dublin City finalist 'Bohemian Pampas Tree' by Clodagh Ramsey (model) and Dimo Tate of Wilson’s Hospital School, Co Westmeath. This living dress requires daily water, air and light and is made from pampas grass, moss and black grass.

Tale of Two Pods

Tale of Two Pods. Pic: Brian McEvoy.

Junk Kouture Powered by RTÉ Dublin City finalist 'Tale of Two Pods' by Kate Molloy (model), Eimear Keenan and Samantha Irwin of Moate Community School, Co Westmeath, made from 3,000 coffee pods, a broken umbrella, old heels and an old Debs dress.

Back to the Future

Back to the Future. Pic: Brian McEvoy.

Junk Kouture Powered by RTÉ Dublin City finalist ‘Back to the Future’ by Joshua Osabuehien and Solomon Eduard (model) of Cnoc Mhuire, Co Longford, a futuristic coat of armour against climate change made from an old laundry basket, car wipers, and an old shower mat.

Rising from The Ashes

Rising from The Ashes (Left). Pic: Brian McEvoy.

Junk Kouture Powered by RTÉ Dublin City finalist ‘Rising from The Ashes’ by Rachael Duffy, Kellie Magee and Claire Cruz (model) of Loreto Catholic Girls’ Secondary School, Co Wicklow inspired by the mythical bird the phoenix and made from old bedsheets, plastic bottles and Quality Street wrappers.

Ode to Joy

Ode to Joy. Pic: Brian McEvoy.

Junk Kouture Powered by RTÉ Dublin City finalist ‘Ode to Joy’ by Maha Shahzadi (model), Jadine Keane-Fitzpatrick and Somaia Anwari of Coláiste Nano Nagle, Limerick, inspired by the European Green Deal and made from tinfoil, bedsheets and old rope.

Packaging Punk Princess

Packaging Punk Princess (front right). Pic: Brian McEvoy.

Junk Kouture Powered by RTÉ Dublin City finalist ‘Packaging Punk Princess’ by Ann Joseph, Niamh Gusterson (model) and Mia Guidote of St Louis Grammar School, Ballymena, Co Antrim. This design is made from packaging waste such as polystyrene peanuts, foam sheets and bubble wrap.

Acantha

Acantha. Pic: Brian McEvoy.

Junk Kouture Powered by RTÉ Dublin City finalist ‘Acantha’ by Genevieve Keane of Ursuline Secondary School, inspired by the story of St Patrick and made from potato sacks, curtains, wool and old carpet.