Not only does the Junk Kouture Club allow pupils to get creative and artistic, it also serves a wider cause: helping the environment. The club is about encouraging pupils to come up with ways to reuse and upcycle materials, eventually turning them into an expressive piece. Working with a wide range of resources, paper, plastic, old fabric and found objects, pupils work to design a piece of fashion that is both imaginative and practical.
In the lead up to the Junk Kouture competition in Session 2016/17, pupils took part in a variety of workshops, learning how to use different materials and thinking about the functional aspects of this ‘junk’. This meant they were able to gain a grasp of how these materials might fit on the human body.
In 2017, three S1 pupils, Eve Hamlin (pictured above), Keri Weir and Elvira Pia, made it through to the Grand Final of the competition where they displayed their ‘eco-fairy’ design. The School plans to involve more younger pupils in Junk Kouture by running a house competition for S1s and S2s, after which their work will be displayed at the end-of-session Art Exhibition.
Trudy Ross (S5)