A Co Longford secondary school is celebrating today after two of their students won the 'World Designer of the Year' title at the first ever Junk Kouture World Final in Abu Dhabi.
Solomon Eduard and Joshua Osabuehien from Cnoc Mhuire Granard were competing against 60 other finalists from London, Paris, Milan, New York and Abu Dhabi.
The students were crowned winners at an event last night.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FIRST EVER JUNK KOUTURE DUBLIN WINNERS, JOSHUA OSABUEHIEN AND SOLOMON EDUARD BACK TO THE FUTURE FROM Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School pic.twitter.com/7JJCAi9TFh— Junk Kouture (@junkkouture) January 11, 2023
Their design called 'Back to the Future' is made from old shower mats, an old laundry basket, an aerial, car wipers and tubing from an old tractor tyre.
Junk Kouture is a competition for secondary school students which requires them to create costumes entirely from waste materials.
The students, along with their teacher Charmaine Hetherton, will return home to Ireland tomorrow.
In a post on social media last night the school expressed its delight at the win.
"So....this just happened!!! Almost 8000km away in the Ethiad Arena, two young men from Longford representing our school have won the OVERALL World Design of the YEAR prize at the Junk Kouture World Final!!!!!!!!" the post read.
And just like that, from Dublin winners to World Designer Of The Year. Just a fantastic achievement 👏 👏👏 https://t.co/uVl6UgdIKs— Cnoc Mhuire (@CnocMhuire) January 11, 2023