The architectural final designs, rendered in brightly coloured acrylic, are the work of 2nd-year student Evie Armstrong-Clarke. The winner was selected by a judging panel including fine jeweller Solange Azagury-Partridge and Topshop's Head of Design Emma Farrow and Buying Director Vivien Thomason (ELLE's camera-shy accessories editor Donna Wallace even makes a brief cameo in the below video – finger on the pulse and all that).
CSM has a worldwide reputation for nurturing talent and turning out design stars, with an alumni list as long and glittering as a really long and glittering arm. Stella McCartney, Alexander Mcqueen, Matthew Williamson, Christopher Kane and Jonathan Saunders have all walked its hallowed halls (not to mention ELLE's own CSM alumni - Rebecca Lowthorpe, Harriet Stewart, Charlie Gowans-Eglinton and Molly Haylor).
But Freedom at Topshop have gotten the march on everyone, tapping the household design names of tomorrow, today. And with pieces costing from £14.50 to £35, what's not to like?
Shop the collection in store and at topshop.com now.