Well done to the three groups who have been selected to attend the regional final in UL in March. Many thanks to Ms O’Connell for her work in mentoring and inspiring the girls.
Our idea for our dress design is based on flora and fauna. The word “flora” is used to designate plant life. The word “flora” is derived from the Latin name of Flora, the goddess of plants, flowers. Flora epitomized the goddess of flowers and of the season of spring. Flora was a symbol of nature and flowers and fertility
Recycled cardboard from cereal boxes at home, Aluminium cans from our local bar, Plastic milk cartons collected from around home and school, Old Magazines from school, Recycled ribbon from Christmas presents. The train was made from old coats and a bed sheet sourced at home. Our headband and necklace we used old hair clips and aluminium cans to make the butterflies.
Flora is the queen of sustainability as her attire is made out of recycled milk cartons raising awareness to try protect her fellow subjects flora and the fauna. Her magnificent train is made from old Coats making it waterproof and reused. To showcase our queen’s name we have flowers sprouting on the bottom of the train made out of cardboard showing the true essence of her highnesses name.
Team : Megan O’Flynn, Aoife Hamilton & Caitlyn Campbell
I am Alive
This outfit represents the merging of electronics and humanity as our world becomes more reliant and focused on technology. This outfit uses technology both past and present such as floppy disks, phones, computers and electrical wires. The blend of technology throughout the past few decades represents the changes in it's design and usage.
Base - a ripped tent from home. Wires from electrical plugs donated to us. Floppy disks from home. Microchip boards, phone backs and keys from old phones and computers donated to us. Old wig donated by a friend. Headphones from home and donated to us. Old keyboard donated by a friend. Shoes found in a charity shop. Gloves made from a pair of old tights from home. Belt base made from a bag strap.
Made from electrical plug wires, microchip boards from phones, computers and a keyboard, keyboard keys, headphones and floppy disks, our base has a 70's style to it, contrasting the modern technology used, to display our theme of technology in society. The base was sewn from an old tent and was created by the team. The wig was made from the base of an old wig and wires that were hand sewn on.
Team :Caoimhe Collins, Caoimhe Diffley & Lavena Edelmann Harrington
Queen of the Nile
Our colour scheme was mainly black and gold with a flowing blue train to represent the River Nile. Our model wears a crown to prove her role and significance. We have a woven tight top accompanied by a fabulous flowing train combining the royal blue of the river with the royalty and independence of the gold and black.
Our top is a woven old yoga mat that we have tied at the back with twine. Our skirt is also made of old yoga mat strips with can lids tied to twine. Our train is layers of bin bags it up and attached around the waste. We used cans on the shoes as well and our crown for our queen is also made of yoga mat with some wire mesh to give it shape.
Our outfit “Queen of the Nile” is inspired by the notorious ruler Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. The bodice is cinched tight representing the strain of royalty whilst our flowing train symbolizes the calm movement of the River Nile. Our model wears this ensemble with fierce attitude, ready to face anything.
Team : Tola Ni Shuilleabhain , Aibhinn Ruddy, Hannah Rafferty