Junk Kouture Regional Finalists

Laura Boyle, Jean Donovan and Lauren Power (TY) with their design ’ Print outside the box’ have been selected as southern regional finalists in this years Junk Kouture competition. Please see below for the team’s rationale explaining their design below:

Our design includes a flared jumpsuit, a short jacket and visor. How print media has evolved and moved online inspired the theme. The 1970’s Abbaesque style, it’s revival in the film Mamma Mia, and designers such as Viktor and Rolf were an inspiration. The jumpsuit, weaved from wires, that were stripped from old devices, represents how digital media has weaved its way into modern life. The jacket’s intricate assembly of hundreds of paper cubes portrays how publishers had to “think outside the box” and devise innovative ways to communicate their content online. The visor represents online scrolling in today’s modern world.

Stripped electrical cable from old devices were weaved to make our jumpsuit. The jacket was created from almost 1000 cubes, each crafted from recycled cardboard and magazines. The shirt sleeves were made with stripped wire, old pillow filling, secured with old tights. The cuffs were crocheted from wires. The