Meet Techinee Nawaing, Cian Newman, and Niamh Porter, three young creatives who joined the Junk Kouture community while in secondary school in Ireland and who have gone on to pursue their passion for art, fashion and design after their participation in the competition. They are the subjects of a brand-new documentary, commissioned by the Creative Ireland Programme and Junk Kouture, ‘Waking the Muse’, with young award-winning Irish filmmaker Seán Treacy (17) and Junk Kouture Production Coordinator Órla Morris Toolen (21) acting as co-directors and producers.
The documentary, which has its World Premiere in the Savoy Cinema in Dublin on Thursday 28th October and airs on RTÉ2 at 4.05pm on Saturday 30th October, follows 19-year-old Techinee – known as New – from Athlone, Cian (20) from Dublin and Niamh (24) from Donegal as they are challenged to work together to design, source and create a unique design to be modelled in New York for Climate Week NYC during which Junk Kouture was the Sustainable Living partner this year. The three designers are guided by Junk Kouture judge and successful fashion designer Stephen McLaughlin as they demonstrate what it takes to produce a Junk Kouture masterpiece.
"The world premiere of ‘Waking the Muse’ takes place in the Savoy Cinema 28th October, it will also be aired on 30th October on RTÉ2 at 4.05pm"