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Midlands Students Gearing Up For Junk Kouture World Final

Three midlands schools will be represented on the global stage!

A midlands student, whose design has been chosen for the Junk Kouture World Final, says the experience has been the highlight of her year.

Orlaith McNamara will be flying the Laois flag with her Scoil Chríost Rí schoolmates Alison Dalton and Emma Touhy, who's design was made from over 100,000 styrofoam beads from an old beanbag.

Two Westmeath schools will also be representing the region as Kate Molloy, Eimear Keenan and Samantha Irwin offer a design from Moate Community School, and Clodagh Ramsey and Dimo Tate from Wilson's Hospital School showcase their creation.

Orlaith says a lot of work went into their outfit:

‘Minima’ by Alison Dalton, Emma Touhy and Orlaith McNamara of Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise, made out of over 100,000 tiny Styrofoam beads found in an old beanbag chair and inspired by designer Zac Posen.

‘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’ 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. 

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