The world’s largest sustainable fashion competition for young people is back! The Junk Kouture Dublin City Final 2023 Powered by RTÉ returns to the bright lights of
3Arena, Dublin on 4th May 2023, where 80 design teams from post-primary schools across Ireland will battle it out for one of 10 places up for grabs to represent Ireland at the next Junk Kouture World Final. The winning designs selected by a panel of Junk Kouture judges will compete against fifty other teams from Abu Dhabi, London, Paris, Milan and New York on a global stage to become the second ever World Designer of the Year!
The Junk Kouture Dublin City Final 2023 Powered by RTÉ will be filmed for TV and broadcast on RTÉ 2 and the RTÉ Player later in the year. Tickets starting at €30 plus booking fee are on sale Thursday 30th March at 10am from Ticketmaster for an unmissable night of creativity, performance and talent – prepare to be amazed as anything from old receipts, toy dolls, and burst footballs are transformed into incredible haute-couture designs by students from the five regions of North, South, East, South-East and West in their bid to reach the Junk Kouture World Final!
Doors open at 5.30pm with the show kicking off at 7.30pm. There’ll also be an exclusive live music performance on the night!
CEO of Junk Kouture Troy Amour says: “There is no atmosphere on the Junk Kouture calendar like a Dublin City Final Powered by RTÉ, it is an incredible feeling to be back at our home in Dublin’s 3Arena. I have seen the power of transformation in the students this night has as they take to the stage and are cheered on by 5000 of their peers – it’s a night at the opera for the 21st Century celebrating the creativity, culture, innovation and sustainability of our youth! Our goal at Junk Kouture is to enrich and empower the lives of young people, and events like this are a crucial part of making that happen. This year I am delighted to welcome EUROSPAR and DHL to our Junk Kouture family, both companies are committed to creating a more sustainable future and helping us create more opportunities for young people on a global stage.”
Group Head of Children’s and Young People’s Programming, RTÉ Suzanne Kelly says: “We are delighted to continue to support this RTÉ partnership with Junk Kouture. I am amazed at what our students from all over the country continue to produce as they embrace the principle of sustainable living and unleash their inner creative genius to produce incredible fashion designs. This wonderful celebration of immense creativity brings such colour and joy to our channels and platforms and makes this event such a pleasure to work on and broadcast on RTÉ2 and RTÉ Player. Importantly, it also allows RTÉ to play its part in keeping the issues of sustainability and climate consciousness front-of-mind for all audiences.”
In an exciting new addition this year, Junk Kouture are proud to announce that they are teaming up with EUROSPAR.
Junk Kouture will be able to engage deeper into communities across Ireland through EUROSPAR Supermarkets’ expansive nationwide footprint, helping to spread that all important message of living sustainably, while also showcasing the educators, creators and ambassadors that are at the forefront of this pioneering cultural movement! As part of the partnership, EUROSPAR will bring the magic of Junk Kouture to life in even more communities across Ireland through some very exciting initiatives throughout the Junk Kouture calendar – watch this space for more!
Marketing Manager of EUROSPAR Claire O’Brien says: “At the heart of EUROSPAR is an unbreakable commitment to responsible retailing, all underpinned by our focus on providing sustainable grocery shopping experiences to the many communities that we serve across Ireland. A key objective for EUROSPAR and our independent retailers over the coming years is to raise awareness around food waste and to drive behavioural change amongst consumers in relation to recycling. Junk Kouture have revolutionised how society views recycled goods and made sustainability exciting for younger people in Ireland, so we are hugely excited to work with them on this partnership.”