Runner up Aimee Crockford, winner Rebecca Boatfield with Saima Hussain who took the third place.

Holts student picked out as winner in fresh design talent initiative.

By Deepa Narwani

Holts Academy student Rebecca Boatfield has been announced as the winner of the Tresor Paris RAW competition, set up to celebrate up-and-coming jewellery designers.


The competition brief was to design an original bracelet from natural raw materials that already exist in the Tresor Paris range.

Rebecca Boatfield, 26, was announced as the overall winner with her innovative design, which is already in production.

She said at the announcement: “I’m speechless and so surprised. I didn’t expect to win.”

Boatfield said she drew inspiration from punk and gothic elements and worked the deep hue of blue sandstone into her design. The bracelet will be sold through Tresos Paris’ website.

The competition was organised in collaboration with Holts Academy. Boatfields’ fellow Holts’ students were also awarded, with Aimee Crockford taking second place and Saima Husain scooping third prize.

The competition judges were Didi Danso, fashion editor of the Daily Mirror, Tresor Paris’ head designer Lilian Lousky and Holts Academy’s Rose Williams.

Lousky said: “All the entrants did brilliantly and the level of work put in was amazing, but there can obviously be only one winner. It was a very difficult decision between Aimee’s design and Rebecca’s design as theirs was very similar.”