Editor's Viewpoint: Clothes encounters at Belfast Fashion week
Fashion it seems never goes out of fashion, even in these austere times.
For Belfast Fashion week currently under way is still a major attraction for those who want to look stylish and on trend whatever their budget.
It is an event which has grown from modest beginnings and brings the latest styles to our doorstep.
It is also a showcase for our many talented local designers who, in times past, would have been forced to move to one of the fashion capitals of the world such as London, Paris or Milan to make a career.
At the other end of the scale it also previews next season's High Street offerings, giving everyone the opportunity to look their best without breaking the bank.