Junk Kouture Semi-Finals 2018
Two fourth year students, Abi O’Shea and Star Hutu have made it through to the Semi-Finals in Limerick in March, with their dress titled “Gleam Queen”. O’Shea will be modeling the piece to the music “Diamonds” by Rihanna.
The piece is made up of recycled materials, as per the competition rules and hence the name “Junk Kouture”. For this dress, O’Shea and Hutu created a corset of fragmented CD disks joined to a flared skirt of cotton balls, with a branch-spread backing.
When asked about the experience, Hutu states, “I’ve had a lot of fun, we are working really hard on this” and Abigail says, “It is a great experience, there are so many good dresses”.