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Eddie Mair | 12:43 UK time, Monday, 15 September 2008

is upon us again.

Nigel Wrench has been out and about for us and will be again for tonight's live report. (By the way Nigel's bird-house piece from Friday has been held over.) He writes:

"The Natural History Museum, this morning.
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In the morning sunlight, a free daily paper for fashionistas outside London Fashion Week. Lead stories: "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" ("block pastels, ruffles, buttons, supersized earrings and trousers (sic) suits") and "Thin End of the Wedge", which reports "thin models were still noticed on the catwalk".

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Most of the catwalk shows take place in a plastic marquee, a little incongrous against the Victorian architecture of the Natural History Museum.

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Inside daywear for journalists appeared to involve feathers.

I'll be there later with the British Fashion Council chief executive Hilary Riva and ethics journalist and visitng professor at the London College of Fashion Lucy Siegle to ask, what happens to fashion in an economic downturn?"

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