Call it a bumper London Fashion Week; with some epic shows, brilliant displays of experimental fashion; the debut of great heritage brand and a fond farewell to the most successful British designer of this century.
This is why fashionistas come to London: to see inventive experimental fashion. Which is what the latest show from Preen was; a great eco-warrior collection that was alternatively gutsy, girly and quite often great.
After 10 days of menswear and womenswear shows in New York, February 5-14, the fashion world will be heading to London, February 16-20, for a new round of shows from the likes of Mulberry, JW Anderson and Burberry.
Debenhams profits dropped in the latest year but the big news was around its rebirth plan that includes a new designer signing, in-store gyms, soaring mobile sales, making its Danish chain a Scandi hub and much more.
Debenhams' trading update paints a picture of a market that's tough and a turnaround plan that's still a work in progress. Sales have slowed recently, even online, but a beauty focus and its new Preen offer look strong.
The catwalk bandwagon has rolled on so what do we make of LFW now labels big and small are back in their studios (hopefully) writing firm orders? There was plenty to love as well as some challenging looks in a busy week.