A GLASGOW art student has scooped a top award after designing a new Topshop store in Los Angeles.

Venus Pang, who studies interior design at the Glasgow School of Art, was picked from a list of students from across the world for the prize at the Retail Design World (RDW) Student Awards.

Venus, who is from Hong Kong and has been described as "one to watch", was challenged to create a design for the new LA Topshop store by Guy Smith, head of design at Arcadia Group.

Her design "Surprise behind the Veil" begins with a façade that hides the products presenting the shop as a "box of surprises".

Inside the store a series of geometric shapes break up the interior space into sections for four different departments.

She was announced as the winner at a the Retail Design Expo at London’s Olympia this week.

Venus, 21, has been awarded placements with Topshop and with leading design company, Graven Images.

She said: "I’m so excited to have won this award.

"I’m looking forward to getting professional experience working with Topshop and Graven Images.

"Working in a real life contexts will really help me to develop my skills as an interior designer.

Pamela Flanagan, interior design lecturer at the GSA said: "We are thrilled that Venus has won this prestigious award.

"Having the opportunity to create concepts for a new Topshop store in Los Angeles was hugely exciting for our students and it is wonderful that one of them has gone on to win the RDW Award."

GSA design students Aaron Hunter, from Dundee, and Lisa Gauss, from Cologne in Germany, were also shortlisted for the award.

Matthew Valentine, editor of Retail Design Week established the awards and was a judge in the year’s competition, said: "The work submitted by entrants to the Retail Design Student Awards this year was terrific and genuinely impressed the panel of senior designers.

"And let’s not forget that Venus was working to a real brief by one of the most dynamic fashion retailers in the world.

"To impress seasoned designers in that context suggests that she is truly one to watch.”