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Introducing the RT Wild Card for Junk Kouture 2022

18/05/2022

One more coveted spot at Junk Kouture World Final up for grabs via public vote

Junk Kouture TV Highlights Programme at 7pm on Thursday 19th May on RT 2 and RT Player

RT Wild Card online voting from 8pm on Thursday 19th May

Junk Kouture documentary, Behind The Seams, 7pm on Friday 27th May on RT 2 and RT Player

Junk Kouture Powered by RT is not just about sustainability and great design, it's also about the people who take part, the inspiration behind the designs and being empowered through creativity. With nine Irish finalists already selected to take part in the first ever Junk Kouture World Final in Abu Dhabi later this year, there is one more coveted spot up for grabs the 2022 RT Wild Card which will be voted on by the public from this Thursday 19th May.

The Junk Kouture judges Louis Walsh, Roz Purcell, Soul and Stephen McLaughlin have shortlisted five wild cards, one from each of the five regions, each with its own inspiration and story. These five RT Wild Cards will be revealed on rte.ie/junkkouture at 8pm on Thursday 19 May, following the Junk Kouture TV Highlights Programme on RT 2 and RT Player at 7pm, when voting will open to the public. The winner of the RT Wild Card and the 10th design to represent Ireland at the World Final will be announced live on RT 2FM's Tracy Clifford Show in June.

In Thursday's Junk Kouture Dublin City Final 2022 TV Highlights on RT 2, 60 haute-couture designs made from 100% recycled material created and modelled by talented young designers aged 13-18 from post-primary schools around the island of Ireland battle it out as they make their bid to be chosen for the first ever Junk Kouture World Final later in 2022. This will be a programme of creativity, performance, and inspiration, a celebration of young people.

Then at 7pm on Friday 27th May on RT 2, Junk Kouture: Behind The Seams follows five Junk Kouture participants on their journey to the 2022 Dublin City Final and highlights the creative process behind the design all before hitting the final runway at the live event. Five teams from the North, South, East, West and South-East of the country will explore key pillars of Junk Kouture including youth activism, climate change, inclusivity and diversity, fashion design and self-expression.

Hosted by presenter rla Morris Toolen, the documentary showcases the future leaders, next biggest fashion designers and the change makers to come! The five teams will take to the stage of the Bord G is Energy Theatre all in a battle to nab a spot in the top 10 finalists and secure their place to represent Ireland at the very first Junk Kouture World Final taking place in Abu Dhabi this autumn. Watch as the designers make their imprint on the world one Junk Kouture design at a time.

TUNE IN: Junk Kouture Dublin City Final 2022 TV Highlights at 7pm on Thursday 19th May

VOTE: On www.rte.ie/junkkouture from 8pm on Thursday 19th May

WATCH: Junk Kouture: Behind the Seams at 7pm on Friday 27th May on RT 2
LINK: https://about.rte.ie/2022/05/18/introducing-the-rte-wild-card-for-junk...
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