Launches Worldwide Student Design Competition

Feb 29, 2012, 08:30 ET from

LONDON, February 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Fast-growing fashion accessories marketplace starts design competition to find the world's up-and-coming talent, the online marketplace for unique jewelry, bags and accessories from top independent designers, has launched a global student design competition to discover and support young emerging accessories designers.

The competition, the first of its kind, is open to jewelry and fashion accessories design students and recent alumni from schools all around the world. The competition winner will be offered a featured profile on Boticca and will receive marketing and PR support to help the designer launch his or her designs to a global audience.

"We're very excited to announce the start of our global student design competition", says CEO and co-founder Kiyan Foroughi. "As style hunters, we're always looking for the latest talent and providing them with a platform that tells their stories and showcases their work to a global customer base. This competition will allow us to find more young emerging talent."

Participants are required to design a capsule collection embodying the Boticca ethos of story-telling and to submit it by the end of May for review. The style hunting team will then select a shortlist and put it to a public vote to pick the winner. More information about the student design competition can be found on Boticca's blog.

Headquartered in London,'s team scours the world for the very best independent designers and creates an experience of global discovery by connecting them with a truly international customer base. From the perfect ear cuff and messenger bag to stylish silk scarves, the site offers a variety of unique, exquisite pieces.

About is the global online destination for accessories that connects customers directly with top independent designers all over the world. makes it easier and more enjoyable for customers to discover high-quality, unique jewelry, handbags and fashion accessories with a meaningful story. The marketplace is curated and edited by a team of fashion experts, designers, stylists and collectors, who illustrate the culture, stories and inspiration behind the collections on the site. With headquarters in London, has handpicked more than 250 emerging designers from over 40 countries and offers a selection of more than 6,000 pieces of jewelry and fashion accessories.

Recent designers and brands that have joined Boticca include EAburns, Danielle Foster, Paolo Peres and Kish&Evie.

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