We’ve just returned from Pitti in Florence where we attended the latest instalment of the world-renowned fashion trade show.

Despite the heavy rain and having to navigate the Peacocks – the now universally recognised name for the men who turn up at Pitti to get papped – the show is still one of the best around and a real mixture of tradition through to exciting new concepts.

The old fortress in Firenze, which converts into a fashion playground for four days – is deceivingly large, so our two-days of walking and talking could easily have stretched to another.

Looking forward to the next one…