Relove Fashion Winners Announced

Posted on 11th March 2022

Congratulations to all finalists and winners of the Relove Fashion Competition 2021/22 whose work will be exhibited in the Rediscovery Centre until Saturday 12th.

The Relove Fashion Competition is a sustainable fashion competition open to all secondary school students in Eastern, Midlands and Dublin region. It encourages applicants to take a deeper look at how their clothing is made and challenges them to explore creative reuse options such as upcycling, repairs, alterations and mending.

A special thanks to our judges, Arran Murphy, Joanne Rourke and Lorraine Keane. Out of 19 finalists, the judges had the difficult task of whittling it down to 5 finalists to be chosen for the following categories: Best Casual, Best Evening, Most Innovative, Best Tailoring and Overall Winner.

➡️ Best Casual was awarded to Elaine Murphy from Maryfield College in Dublin City Council area. Their outfit made from her own old clothes as well as donations from friends and family. She mainly used jeans to create her wonderful outfit. The jeans she used were made from either 100% cotton denim, cotton denim mixed with viscose or cotton denim mixed with elastane, and she did a lot of research on these fabrics.

➡️ Best Evening was awarded to Gracie Morrissey, Ailbhe Christie, Katie Meath, Marijke Depla and Rachel Cox from St Colmcille’s Community School in South Dublin County Council area. This beautiful dress is made from curtains and a dress from a charity shop, and includes the consellations as decoaration. The items the team from St Colmcilles used to create their outfit were made from polyester, nylon and metal lised yarn.

➡️ Most Innovative was awarded to Aisling Kennedy, Holly Gregory and Lauren Doyle from Colaiste Bhride Carnew in Wicklow County Council area. Their outfit is made from recycled wool made from an old cardigan and scarf and an under skirt from their local charity shop. Aisling, Holly and Lauren painstakingly unravelled an old cardigan and an old scarf to harvest the wool they used to create their outfit.

➡️ Best Tailoring was awarded to Holly Eager from Colaiste Chroabh Abhann in Wicklow County Council area. This outfit was made from unwanted jeans donated by friends and family, her dad’s ties, an old bed sheet, an old childhood dress and some scrap fabric. The textiles included denim/cotton, polyester and silk. Holly did some great research on these fabrics.

➡️ The Overall Winner was awarded to Ella Mulligan from Cnoc Mhuire, Granard in Longford County Council area. Her oufit is made from an old wardrobe cover, her dad’s old jeans, pearls from an old bracelet and old shoes. Ella did some great research into the fabrics the items she used to create her outfit were made from, and dyed her skirt yellow with turmeric.


To see this year’s wonderful creations, head to Rediscovery Centre or take a look at @relove_fashioncomp Instagram, Facebook Relove Fashion, Twitter @Relove_Fashion or website