THE JUDGING panel for a Scottish junk fashion show has been announced today.
Scottish DJs and presenting due The Mac Twins will join Glasgow School of Art’s Jimmy Stephen Cran at the grand final of a recycled fashion competition – finding Scotland’s newest upcoming design talent.
Junk Kouture encourages secondary school pupils across Scotland to create couture inspired designs entirely from materials that would otherwise be thrown away
The grand final will be held at The Arches in Glasgow next Thursday
The high fashion designs don’t just have to look visually attractive – the judges are also looking for high levels of creativity and innovation when using recycled materials.
Previous Irish winning designs have included Ultra Violet Light (overall winner 2013), created from clothes pegs and tumble dryer fluff, and Lost in Translation (glamour winner 2014) – made entirely of worn out dictionaries and novels.
The team behind the winning design will receive the first ever Junk Kouture Scotland trophy, £500 and an iPad mini for each team member, including the teacher who oversaw the creation.
The winning school will also receive a Junk Kouture trophy to display pride of place and £1,000. One model will even win the once in a life time opportunity to attend a Royal Film Premiere in London as part of the Junk Kouture Glamour prize.
Jimmy Stephen Cran, the man behind Glasgow School of Art’s prestigious fashion and textiles department, said: “I’m very much looking forward to being part of Junk Kouture Scotland 2015 and hope to see a lot of untamed and unpredictable outfits. I’m sure we won’t be disappointed”
Alana and Lisa Macfarlane – The Mac Twins – are thrilled to be part of the first ever Scottish Junk Kouture judging panel: “It’s so important to give teenagers with a passion for fashion an opportunity like this on such a grand scale, experiences like this are so few and far between for this age group and the recycling ‘green’ messages educate everyone, not just those who choose to enter. We want March to hurry up so we can see what everyone’s been rustling up!”