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Swords Community College

Junk Kouture entries

Junk Couture entries

Oceans Truth

Designers wanted to raise awareness about the pollution in the sea and the unseen effect it has on our oceans. We have seen climate change all over social media and we felt that this design would draw attention to the condition of our oceans. Our design expresses the devastating message of the hidden truths of ocean pollution. The top half of our dress is simple and elegant like the glittering surface of the sea while train of our dress displays the toxic pollution hidden beneath this beauty. The headpiece represents the entanglement of beauty being suffocated by pollution.


Created by Aoife Brophy, Megan Kielty, Aoife Lynn

Kintsugi Kreations

Kintsugi Kreations is inspired by the Japanese art of Kintsugi. Kintsugi is the art of mending broken pottery back together with a special gold glue. It features a skilled blend of papier-mâché, scrap fabric, gold spray paint and broken pottery, showcasing craftsmanship in textile manipulations, structural engineering, and up-cycling. The team transformed dried and unusable classroom wipes into delicate cherry blossoms, supported by cereal box structures. Each element, thoughtfully up-cycled, narrates a commitment to sustainable fashion and artistry, turning discarded items into something new and beautiful. #junkkouture2024

Created by Sophia Kielty, Meadbh Dunne, Aoibhe Connell

What Was I Made For?

The design “What Was I Made For?” is based on the new Barbie movie released in summer, and the difficult standards women have to live up to. The pink theme represents idealism that women are always pretty, perfect and girly. The black strips flowing down the dress represent the tears of many women and girls struggling to live up to the standards of being a girl. The thought behind the use of receipts was to represent how materialistic and expensive it is to be “perfect”. The towel and cotton balls show that this idealisation that girls have to be perfect should be “washed away”. #junkkouture2024

Created by Rachel Savage, Ava Nolan and Caoimhe Curry

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Incoming First Year Evening
Mar 11
TY & 5th Year Information Evening
Mar 12
School Musical
Mar 18
St Patrick's Day (observed)
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CPR 4 Schools award
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