Tuesday 25 October 2016

Schoolgirls serve up dress made from 2,000 shuttlecocks

Dressed to impress: Aoife O'Malley in the shuttlecock dress
Dressed to impress: Aoife O'Malley in the shuttlecock dress

FOUR schoolgirls have served up something unusual in the style stakes with a handmade dress made from 2,000 Badminton shuttlecocks.

Eimear McCoy, Aine Reilly, Orna Owens and Aoife O'Malley from St Vincent's secondary School in Dundalk have reached the final of the student fashion competition Junk Kourture.

The annual competition looks for high fashion from unusual places, as all materials must be recycled.

"It took us five months to make," Eimear (16) said. "We spent most weekends and lunchtimes on it as the shuttlecocks all had to be put on by hand."

Using the feathers from the shuttlecocks, the creative teens also made a stylish headpiece.

"It was a lot of work but the competition is a great opportunity for us," the transition year student pointed out.

People can vote for the outfit on the Junk Kourture Facebook page.

The final of the competition will take place on April 24 in the 3Arena.


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