Here at Topshop HQ, it’s all go-go-go! London Fashion Week is just around the corner and all the different departments are working away to make sure that everything gets ticked off their to-do lists. We’re always super interested to see what the team who work on the Unique collection are up to so we sneaked upstairs to the pattern room to take a look. There was such a flurry of activity and so much excitement in the air that we had to share a glimpse of what was going on!


The girls who work on our Unique collection are a super-inspiring bunch. It’s amazing to listen to them discuss the collection. While we we’re up there, the debate was around which coloured yarns go best with which. You’ll have to wait and see to find out what they decided! 



All our lovely pattern cutters are working on perfecting all the shapes for our AW12 collection at the minute! Fabric here, a tape measure there, busy hands working over the toiles – it was more than enough to set our pulses racing. We can’t give anything away just yet, but our silhouettes for the season ahead are looking amazing! We literally can’t wait to see them made up in the right fabrics – some of which the team were having to do emergency fabric orders for as they we're worried they'd run out.


What we love about sneaking upstairs is observing how different members of the team work their magic. It was really interesting to watch one of the girls working out a print placement for a pair of trousers and now we just can’t wait to see how they turn out! You’ll know them when you see them.


The collection is only just starting to come together and it’s already looking so great! We had to tear ourselves away from a leather-fuelled discussion but promise we’ll be back with an update soon.


Be sure to check back over the next few weeks as we’ll be bringing you an inside view of what’s going on behind-the-scenes as we get closer to our show each week. Topshop Unique is the first show to take place in our very own showspace on Sunday 19th February so there's not much time to go. Watch this space!