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This students dream dress is star of the show

A DRESS made by a student in Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, was selected to be exhibited at the Wedding Journal Show in Belfast recently.

The dress called ‘Dendroderma’ was originally made by Kateryna Kalcheva  for the national competition Junk Kouture.

While researching unusual dresses to exhibit at the Ireland’s Wedding Journal show, the team came across Kateryna’s creation. The dress was one of only three dresses selected nationwide to be displayed at the show. 

The Balbriggan student’s dress is made from unusual and recycled materials.

Using an old black fitted lace up bodice Kateryna attached bark from a dead tree found near her home.

The bottom skirt section of the dress was created after experimenting with different manipulations of plastic bags. 

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 Kateryna’s.  

Dendroderma is a real showstopper and we loved the fact it was made entirely from recycled material so it’s environmental friendly also.”

The dress was worn by professional models at the show press launch and took pride of place at the Wedding Journal Show entrance for the course of the show. 


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