Arbroath youngsters shortlisted for Junk Kouture grand final

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Talented pupils from Arbroath High School have been shortlisted for the grand final of trash fashion competition Junk Kouture.

The Arbroath students are Abbie Sangster, Milly Cresswell, Hayley Morris, Megan Watson and Catherine Sim.

The first leg of the competition was open to all secondary school students across Scotland, with teenagers being challenged to get creative with junk that would otherwise find itself in the bin and produce show stopping fashion couture style designs.

The most innovative and fashion forward creations have been shortlisted and will now battle to strut it out in front of judges Una Healy and Louis Walsh at next month’s final, which will take place at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on February 9.

Now in its third year in Scotland, Junk Kouture inspires young, wannabe fashion designers to come up with truly spectacular creations made solely out of rubbish, while at the same time reinforcing the importance of recycling and re-using waste.

The talented teens used a selection of waste, recycled packaging and general litter to create their outfits.

The pupils now face an online public vote, which will determine who makes it to Glasgow’s grand final, where the teens will display their designs in front of a live audience.

Everyone is encouraged to vote to ensure their favourite makes it to the final stage of the competition. You can do this by visiting Junk Kouture’s Facebook page.

The event will see performances from X-Factor runners up Reggie ‘n’ Bollie and Irish singer songwriter Brendan Murray.

The overall 2017 winner will receive £1000 for their school, £500 cash and iPad minis for their team and teacher. The Enterprise and Performance winners will take away a trophy and ASOS and Ticketmaster vouchers respectively and the winner of the Glamour prize will have the chance to walk the red carpet in their design at the Royal Film premiere in London.

This year there’s a brand new category to recognise budding young creative minds; the winner of the Junior Design award will receive a trophy, as well as One4all vouchers

To participate in the public vote, please visit