The catwalks are humming and buyers are still trawling the stands at London Fashion Week, but behind the scenes luxury clothing retailers are considering the knock-on effects of a global financial crisis.
The global style spotlight swings to Milan on Saturday, September 20th where fashion week kicks off with more than 90 spring-summer 2009 collections to be sent out, highlighted by the much-awaited debut of Gianfranco Ferre's designer duo.
British fashion retailer Jaeger followed the success of its first show in February with an airy display of colour and a hint of vintage in its Spring/Summer 2009 collection at London Fashion Week on Monday.
Welsh fashion designer and celebrity favourite Julien Macdonald stunned audiences at London Fashion Week on Monday evening with a safari-inspired collection combining 1940s Hollywood glamour and 1970s disco chic.
Fashion favourite Luella Bartley dazzled audiences with jarring, psychedelic colours, while London's Jaeger presented a collection that mixed fitted with floaty pieces on Monday at London Fashion Week.