Junk Kouture Grand Final: Wexford exchange student’s ‘Iconoclastic Fantastic’ lands 2021 prize
Junk Kouture Grand Final:
Wexford exchange student’s ‘Iconoclastic Fantastic’ lands 2022
Enniscorthy student Alicia Rostermundt (17) wowed the judges and was crowned the winner of the 2021 Junk Kouture Grand Final this evening.
Alicia, a German exchange student at Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, impressed the judges with a gender-neutral creation inspired by Jean-Paul Gaultier and Janelle Monáe made from seatbelts and a second-hand trouser suit.
Her design ‘Iconoclastic Fantastic’ reigned supreme over 39 other designs to be crowned the winner of the 2021 Junk Kouture Grand Final Powered by RTÉ.
Inspired by iconic designer Jean-Paul Gaultier and singer Janelle Monáe, both known for their influential androgynous styles and non-conformist approach to fashion, Alicia’s monochrome outfit was made from a charity shop find, seatbelts and an old tent wowed the judges as she became the 11th winner of the design competition.
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