It's all hotting up at Topshop HQ and preparations for the Unique show on Sunday are well underway! We keep sneaking in to watch our amazing in-house design team at work – it's incredible to see how a collection takes shape. Read on for your very own sneaky peek at Unique AW12. We're so excited!

Each piece is loving crafted in plain fabrics and individually fitted to one of our models. It's like seeing the collection before it's coloured in!

The showstoppers are starting to take shape! Every season we crane our necks to see the stand-out dresses, the beautiful gowns that are bound to steal the show.

Hand-crafting the accessories to complete our show looks is a long process, but so worth it!

We always have a walk-through with models to see how the fabrics move together on the catwalk – it's the first time we really see the collection come to life and the whole team are so excited afterwards.

Before the show starts the team will work out what order the clothes should be shown in. If you squint a bit you can make out the model boards in the background too.

The finishing touches are lined up and ready to be selected for the look they'll accompany.

We're finally photographing each finished look, ready to re-create it on the day! Excitement is at fever pitch and it's time to ship the finished pieces to the Topshop showspace, where months of hard work will make their way down the catwalk in front of the industry's top insiders. We're live streaming the show on, Facebook and in our iPhone app, so you can see next season's style the minute it steps out. And remember to check back on Inside-Out and Twitter for all the action as it happens!