Carrick Academy celebrated great success last Friday at the Junk Kouture fashion show Scottish final in Glasgow.
Two talented S1 sisters, Caitlyn and Chloe Millar, both aged 12, with help from their art teacher Susan Love, have been working hard over the last few months to create an outfit made entirely from junk.
The competition Junk Kouture is a recycled fashion competition which is open to all secondary schools across the UK and Ireland. The competition encourages young designers to use any junk materials they can find to create striking couture designs and impressive works of wearable art.
The girls created an outfit with a bit of a Scottish flair. They collected old cereal boxes and cut them up into small squares to create a patchwork kilt. The top part of the outfit was modelled using used sweetie wrappers and ring pulls from cans which were arranged together to create an interesting design.
The end result was really impressive and they managed to turn items of rubbish into an eye catching bespoke fashion design.
The girls’ design was chosen from over 150 entries to make it to the grand final at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow.
They then had the chance to wow the judges on the catwalk by modelling their outfit along with all the other 80 entries.
Caitlyn put on a fantastic performance entertaining the audience and judges alike and brought them to their feet with her impressive dance moves. This earned the team the prize for Best Performance! This was a wonderful achievement especially considering that the girls were the youngest contestants in the competition, competing against fifth and sixth year pupils.
They won a Junk Kouture trophy which was presented by none other than Louis Walsh who was also one of the judges. An experience never to be forgotten and a thoroughly well-deserved win!
Head Teacher Shona Stevens congratulated the sisters adding “Well done to both girls and especially to Susan Love for taking the time to work with them over the last few months”.