The British Fashion Council's Chairwoman Natalie Massenet has been one busy woman this week. Having just launched Porter magazine in New York and perhaps even more impressively, boarded a plane to the UK despite supreme snow storms circling the Big Apple, the fashion mogul was up bright and early this morning to host the opening event for London Fashion Week's Autumn Winter 2014 collections.
Unlike last season - the room wasn't filled with rain-drenched coats and black ensemble after black, but instead lively chatter, brightly coloured sweaters and lots of laughter - we're all excited.
Net-a-Porter founder Massenet looked low-key in a pairing of grey jersey button-down polo top and bejewelled nude pencil skirt as she climbed the podium to British fashion. With the BAFTAs, the Brits and London Fashion Week all taking place in the UK capital over the next six days, London is in the International spotlight. And with the fashion industry now worth £26 billion and employing over 800,000 people - London Fashion Week isn't just key player in Fashion Month, but in British industry too.
Natalie has got us all revved up and reassured about the future of fashion - the only way is up. London, here we go!