This year’s Central Saint Martins White Show, Opus 19, showcased the environmental and political activism that drives the Greta Thunberg generation – declaring their priorities to the fashion industry.

“Creative directors start using your collective power” – thus read a laser-cut entreaty held aloft by Central Saint Martins (CSM) fashion students at the beginning of the Fashion Awards, on Monday, 2 December. The Awards – which are dedicated to raising funds for fashion education – opened with a one-off preview of the White Show, which amounts to the college’s traditional initiation challenge set to all of the fashion BA design students at the end of their first term in December.