Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture is an all island competition for secondary school students which takes elements such as fashion, design, engineering and environmental sustainability and transforms them into a creative contest like no other.
Inspiring young designers in second level education to use everyday junk materials to create striking works of wearable art, the competition calls on all budding fashionistas to see if they have what it takes to be crowned King or Queen of the upcycled catwalk. Hitting its ninth year running, Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture has already captivated over 24,000 students, 7,000 teachers and 100,000 audience members.
Emma's design is called "Harlequeen" and she used the frame of a lamp shade, an old goal post net, the centres of toilet rolls, egg cartons, part of a felt hat, wine corks, old shoes, draw string bags, used cassette film from a photo printer and electric fence wire to create her design.
Members of the public can vote for Emma's design and help her reach the National Final by:
1. Logging on to app.junkkouture.com
2. Click voter registration/log in
3. Register with phone number/email
4. Click "to get voting"
5. Search for "HARLEQUEEN" in the South region and vote everyday from February 18th - February 22nd
6. Share design on Facebook