After yet another awe-inspiring display of regional glitz, glamour and re-purposed ‘rubbish’, Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture regional winners will gather together for one last time at the competition’s Grand Final in the 3Arena, on May 2nd! Taking to one of Ireland’s most prestigious stages, 80 design teams from across the country will battle it out in a bid to be crowned the 9th annual Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture winner!
Set to be one of the biggest events in the 2019 Gen Z calendar, 3Arena will play host to the crème de la crème of the country’s most creative young minds!
Megan Kelly, Operations Manager, Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture said “This is our fifth final to be held in the 3Arena, and if the previous years are anything to go by, every contestant and audience member is in for a fabulous night of recycled fashion and entertainment – a night to truly remember! We’ve seen so many people travel to the regional shows, and we expect large numbers of family, friends, and fashion enthusiasts to make the distances across the four provinces of Ireland to support the incredible designers and models! Nothing sounds better than the cheers of the grand final audience! We expect contestants to bring their A game to the stage!”
With close to 1400 entries this year, the lucky 80 grand finalists will strut their stuff and showcase their bespoke and striking works of wearable and recycled art, in the hope of being crowned the kings or queens of the catwalk by a celebrity judging panel including firm Irish showbiz favourites Louis Walsh and Doireann Garrihy. In addition to the coveted overall winner prize, teams will also be competing for €2,500 for their school, iPad Minis and €500 cash for their team. Prizes on the night also include Bank of Ireland Glamour Prize, Techno Wearables Prize and more.
Adding to the event’s glamour even further, all five 2019 regional winners will be invited to attend the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May. For contestants planning for a fashion future, there is also the chance to win creative scholarships for sole applicants to the Limerick School of Art and Design, and Griffith College Dublin.
To join our night of recycled fashion and fun, grab your tickets to the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Grand Final now.
On sale from Ticketmaster at 9:00am Tuesday 19th March 2019!