Junk Kouture Vogue

Judge Vogue Williams gives her tips & tricks to students before the closing date for entries – 5th February 2016

As the registration date for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2016 is extended to this Friday, February 5th, judge Vogue Williams gives her advice to students putting the finishing touches to their designs.

Fashionista Vogue will join the star studded judging panel including Louis Walsh, Tracey Fahey of Limerick School of Art & Design and stylist Rob Condon to choose the overall winner of Ireland’s premiere recycled fashion competition in the 3Arena on April 14th.

Commenting on the announcement as a judge for her second year running Vogue Williams said “I’m delighted to join the fantastic crew behind Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture again for 2016. After seeing the stunning designs last April in the 3Arena it gave me a difficult job to judge a winner but I loved the challenge and I’m really looking forward to seeing this year’s creations”.

Vogue’s top tips on breaking through the mould and catching the eye of the judges are;

  1. In terms of materials; keep it simple. Over the years the most striking and best dresses have been those entries who stick to using only one or up to three different materials.
  2. As a judge, I love seeing unusual materials being used to create extraordinary designs so think outside the box!
  3. There’s a fine line between couture and costume at Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture, we love the high fashion couture dresses. Think Fashion Week!
  4. If you can, try and construct the design from scratch rather than using another dress as a stencil
  5. Structure is key – unusual shapes really catch my eye!
  6. On the catwalk you have to strut your stuff and choose the music carefully to suck the audience in and grab everyone’s attention with your swagger!
  7. Accessories, hair and makeup will complete the look but remember, no body paint please!

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