Students turn on the style at Trashion Fashion

The newly revamped Fairways Hotel in Dundalk was the venue for this year’s “Trashion Fashion” which is an event were many second level students from Louth showcase their remarkable works of recycled couture at the eight annual ‘Trashion Fashion’ fashion show which took place on Thursday January 16. All of the outfits on display were made of items which are discarded during the course of daily life.
The event, which is organised by Louth County Council and Louth Tidy Towns Together, continues to go from strength to strength, as it endeavours to combine the joint aims of creativity and sustainability. Although it’s also an outlet of entertainment, Trashion Fashion creates amazing opportunities for student development and heightens environmental awareness amongst local students.
The event was presented by Mona Daly, who expertly and skillfully guided each of the 40 models through their performance. The unenviable task of judging the competition fell to Deirdre Sweeney, Principal of Scoil Mhuire na Trocaire, Ardee, Caitriona McGee, a veteran of the fashion industry, Maire Mulligan, retired local teacher and Willie Martin, the proprietor of V & W Recycling.
Coláiste Rís and St. Vincent’s Secondary School were both delighted to have five winners on the night. Amy Gallagher drew a huge cheer from the crowd when modelling her winning entry “Keep Me Posted”. Anna Hughes was proud to model her winning entry “Spill the Tea” for St. Vincent’s, with Zara O’Shea picking up a prize for the school with “Metallica”. They were joined by Kayleigh Ellis with “Starburst” and Sarah McDonnell who modelled “Espresso Yourself”.
Coláiste Rís were also once again in the prizes with Esme McDonagh modeling “Roaring 2020”, who was joined by Leah Moran with “The Length It Takes”. Neil McCarron thrilled the crowd with his performance of “It’s A Gamble”, while Aoife Purcell was thrilled to win with “Chained Down”. Another impressive winner was “All Zipped Up” which was expertly modelled by Carragh Duffy who glided gracefully down the stage.
Emma Smith from St. Brigid’s School wowed her huge group of supporters with her stunning performance of “Galloping Girl”. Evelyn Donnelly from Bush Post Primary was thrilled to win with her hugely topical “Street Sleeper” outfit.

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