From the ‘Grease’ Stage to the Junk Kouture Catwalk!

Tags to Stitches, a dress made by Sophie Kennedy and Sophie Broderick in Transition Year has made it through to the South Eastern regional finals of the Junk Kouture Competition. Junk Kouture is a national recyclable fashion competition with over 1,300 entries this year. The news was revealed to the girls during the finale of their school musical ‘Grease’ by principal Mr. McGill last Wednesday night. The girls didn’t want to find out until after the show and were thrilled when they got the news. Sophie Broderick who starred as Sandy in the school’s production of Grease will now take the stage once more when she will showcase their design on the catwalk, this time in the Helix in Dublin on March 3rd.

The dress is made mostly from receipts and the theme behind the dress is consumerism. The pink and purple represent how bruised our society is from the effects of consumerism.

While the outfit has got through to the regional finals, a public vote will take place next week from 10th -14th Feb, which will be worth 10% of the total marks in the competition. To vote, you must register on Follow the instructions and search for ‘Tags to Stitches’, Tyndall College to vote. You can vote once per day every day and there will be extra votes available on the Junk Kouture Instagram page.