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Vogue Williams to judge Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2016

Style & ShowbizBy Daragh Keany
Vogue Williams to judge Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2016

There are just a few days left to register for the prestigious Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition.

Sunday World columnist Vogue Williams has been drafted in to run her fashionista eye over this year’s entries and this week she is on hand to give wannabe designers some last minute tips and advice.

The model, DJ and TV presenter will join Louis Walsh, Tracey Fahey of Limerick School of Art & Design and stylist Rob Condon to choose the overall winner of Ireland’s premiere recycled fashion competition in the 3Arena on April 14th. 

“I’m delighted to join the fantastic crew behind Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture again for 2016,” Williams told sundayworld.com. “After seeing the stunning designs last April in the 3Arena it gave me a difficult job to judge a winner but I loved the challenge and I’m really looking forward to seeing this year’s creations”.

Vogue’s top tips on breaking through the mould and catching the eye of the judges are:

1.      In terms of materials; keep it simple. Over the years the most striking and best dresses have been those entries who stick to using only one or up to three different materials.

2.      As a judge, I love seeing unusual materials being used to create extraordinary designs so think outside the box!

3.      There's a fine line between couture and costume at Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture, we love the high fashion couture dresses. Think Fashion Week!

4.      If you can, try and construct the design from scratch rather than using another dress as a stencil

5.      Structure is key – unusual shapes really catch my eye!

6.      On the catwalk you have to strut your stuff and choose the music carefully to suck the audience in and grab everyone’s attention with your swagger!

7.      Accessories, hair and makeup will complete the look but remember, no body paint please!

From the regionals through to the national finals, the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture judging team brings an extensive range of expertise to the table so remember to check out the Judges’ Webinars on the BOIStudents Facebook page, where some of the 2016 judges have revealed important information about what they’re looking for from this year’s entries.