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BA Jewellery Designs for Freedom at Topshop

The judges at work
The judges at work
Emil Charlaff © 2014, The judges at work
Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
12 February 2014

The judges at workA couple of weeks ago, second year students from BA Jewellery Design showcased their ideas for a new Freedom at Topshop collection.

The judges, a panel of industry experts, were “blown away by the calibre of work” according to Vivian Thomason, Buying Director of Freedom at Topshop.

After narrowing down the entrants to a shortlist of eight over tea, canapés and prosecco, the panel announced the overall winner as Evie Armstrong-Clarke. They also highly commended the work of students Laila Hmiddouche, Lili Murphy-Johnson, Ella Stern and Johanna Galfske.

The judges given the difficult task of selecting a winner from over 50 students were:

  • Emma Farrow, Head of Design at Topshop Unique
  • Solange Azagury-Partridge, fine jewellery designer
  • Nicky Yates, Fashion Director of ES Magazine
  • Victoria Bain, Shopping and Jewellery Editor of The Telegraph
  • Pandora Sykes, Fashion Editor of the The Debrief
  • Donna Wallace, Accessories Editor of ELLE
  • Vivien Thomason, Buying Director of Freedom at Topshop
  • Ashkin Yolsal, Buying Manager of Freedom at Topshop.

The winning collection will launch in Topshop Oxford Circus in September 2014.

More information:
BA Jewellery Design