On Friday 8 March, Mrs Sinnerton travelled with Kaitlyn Coffey and Alice McKay (9C) to the Millennium Forum in Derry for the Junk Kouture semi-finals. This is an all-Ireland fashion design competition where students are asked to create outfits from recycled material.
The day started with registration at 12.30pm and a rehearsal, on stage at 2pm. Seventy-eight outfits were show-cased at the event which began at 7pm and Kaitlyn did an amazing job in front of a full house. She had 90 seconds to show off her outift and had prepared her routine to a very high standard.
The judges had a really difficult job and although Kaitlyn’s outfit wasn’t one of the 20 selected to go through to the finals in Dublin, it was a real achievement to reach the semi-finals. Out of 2000 outfits entered, only 328 were selected for the 4 regional semi-finals, so to get to the semi-finals was amazing. It is also worth noting that Kaitlyn was the youngest competitor at the event, most of the models and designers were aged 17-18.
Kaitlyn spent over 10 hours preparing the material for her dress and knitting it together.
It was an extremely long, but enjoyable day, which saw us arriving back in Bangor at 1.00am.
Bank of Ireland sponsored the event and Kaitlyn’s outfit will now be displayed in their Bangor branch.
Many thanks to all who voted for Kaitlyn’s outfit.