Kate, Summer and former pupil Olivia, in S4, have reached the Grand Final of national fashion competition Junk Kouture with their innovative costume design Flanders Fields. The event will take place later in the year. 

Following a visit to Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory the girls were given offcuts of fabric that they used to create the stunning skirt in their design.  Poppies from Remembrance Day were recycled to create the shoes and neckpiece. The striking painted bodice features the silhouette of a soldier and a dove against the setting sun. Judges were music manager and television personality Louis Walsh, American actress and singer Michelle Visage and Jane Leavey Programme Director for Fashion at Griffith College Dublin. 

Junk Kouture is a global platform to unleash the creative brilliance of young people.  The fashion competition challenges the most talented emerging designers, engineers, artists and performers to envision, create and model high end couture from everyday junk.