CLONAKILTY home-schooled student Cosima Augustin won two major awards at the Junk Kouture fashion awards in Dublin on Thursday last, for her creation ‘Adonis Blue’.
Cosima picked up both the LSAD Scholarship and the Southern Regional Award for the creation, made from Lidl brochures and discarded materials like old farm rope, pumpkin seeds, some used can pull rings and even an old camping chair.
She will now get a one year scholarship to Limerick’s School of Art & Design and she appeared on last Friday night’s Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy, along with the other three regional winners. Cosima studies art at Rita’s Clay House with art teacher Rita Morrissey who encouraged her hugely.
The butterfly-themed costume was a finalist in this year’s prestigious Junk Kouture competition, which encourages second level students to create original and innovative outfits using only recycled material.
It took Cosima the best part of four months to make her costume, which is based on a butterfly and flowers, and she also used paper and old zips to create her piece.
The overall winner was Mariusz Malon from Buncrana, Co Donegal.