Creativity and sustainability to collide at Junk Kouture World Final in Monaco

The Junk Kouture World Final, an event featuring young fashion talents aged 12 to 19 from New York, London, Paris, Milan and Abu Dhabi, among others, is to be held at the Grimaldi Forum on 22nd February.

The young designers from 20 nations worldwide have been tasked with ingeniously creating 100% recycled collections and catwalk items that will be presented at the event. From discarded pool floats to electrical wiring and camping tents, their sources of inspiration are vast – and inspiring.

“Junk Kouture is not just a competition; it’s a movement that advocates for the power of youth creativity and voices in shaping a more sustainable future,” says Troy Armour, the founder and CEO of Junk Kouture.

Alongside the showcases, entrants will be in with the chance of winning ‘Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year’. Additional awards will be presented across various categories thanks to the support of industry giants like Deloitte, Microsoft, DHL and Etihad Airways.

“For 20 years, I have travelled to Monaco annually for the Grand Prix and the TV Festival,” continues Armour. “I am delighted that Junk Kouture joins a list of these incredible events, and further that the Principality over those 20 years has grown to be a world leader in sustainable living, showing how it can be done. Welcoming the Junk Kouture finalists here will be inspirational for all of them… Put yourself in their shoes, 16 years old and taking to a global stage in Monaco… It is the kind of thing dreams are made of.” 

To find more details or to purchase tickets, which cost €25 each, click here


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