Wedding Show 'Yes' to TY dress
A show-stopping dress by three Transition Year students from Coláiste Bríde, Enniscorthy, was selected to be exhibited at the Wedding Journal Show in Belfast last weekend.
The dress made by Katie Fenlon, Bozanna Kosanovic and Emma O' Dowd, called 'Made in China', was originally made by the students for the national competition Junk Kouture.
While researching unusual dresses to exhibit at the Ireland's Wedding Journal show, the team came across Kate, Bozanna and Emma's creation. The dress was one of only three dresses selected nationwide to be displayed at the show.
The students' dress took four-and-half months to make from old fabric, net curtains, plaster of Paris, and a willow patterned tea-set donated by Stella the school's 'tea-lady'!
The china tea-set was partly the inspiration for the piece as well as Downtown Abbey and Alexander McQueen designs. Alice J Kelly Millinery in Blackwater in Co. Wexford offered advice on how to make the head piece.
Wedding Journal magazine editor Tara Craig said: 'The Wedding Journal show is known for showcasing well-known fashion designers' dresses and we wanted to provide a platform for students to showcase their designs also.'
After researching unusual wedding dresses to display at the Wedding Journal Show we chose only three dresses; one of which was made by the Coláiste Bríde students. Made in China is a real showstopper and we loved the fact it was made entirely from recycled material so it's environmental friendly also.'
The dress took pride of place at the Wedding Journal Show entrance for the course of the show, from Friday, September 18 to Sunday, September 21.