Junk Kouture, the world’s largest sustainable youth fashion programme, is delighted to unveil the date, location and celebrity judging panel for its much-anticipated UAE Final. Open to the public, the vibrant and exciting event will take place at the stunning Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, on Friday 24 June.
Curated to shine a light on the importance of climate change through creativity, Junk Kouture challenges young people to make striking and imaginative outfits out of 100% recyclable materials and items that are often unfairly labelled as waste. Over the past few months, dozens of schools across the nation have been working hard to create mesmerising and awe-inspiring looks, and now over 40 of the most incredible submissions have been selected to progress through to the Abu Dhabi City Final.
Over 40 of the most incredible submissions have been selected to progress through to the Abu Dhabi City Final
Giving students the chance to model and showcase their sensational outfits on the stage at the glamorous and glittering catwalk event, each participant will be trying their utmost to impress the judging panel and secure a place at the World Final of Junk Kouture. Taking place later this year, the World Final will see 10 UAE talents compete against international participants from Milan, Paris, London, New York, Dublin and beyond. In this glittering and ground-breaking competition, there will be several awards and prizes up for grabs, including six individual City Designer Awards, plus the first-ever Junk Kouture World Designer of the Year Award.
The World Final will see 10 UAE talents compete against international participants from Milan, Paris, London, New York, Dublin and beyond
Adding an extra element of prestige and excitement, the star-studded judging panel, featuring Fatema Aref Almulla from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Syrian-born fashion designer Rami Al Ali, YouTuber and presenter Haifa Beseisso and Co-Founder of CTZN Cosmetics, Aleena Khan, will also be present to judge each entry live on stage.
Anyone with an interest in fashion, sustainability or art is encouraged not to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the fashion designers and circular engineers of tomorrow present their incredible Junk Kouture creations live and on the catwalk in Abu Dhabi.