The marquee at the foot of The Mound was hopping earlier today with people there to watch the catwalk shows and see what the pop up boutiques had for sale. Anta the furniture shop in George Street have set up a VIP lounge area and the G & V have prosecco on tap.

This is not to say it is all luxe and expense. The idea of the Edinburgh Fashion Week launch weekend is to let as many people as possible in to the marquee to see some of the fashion that the city centre retailers have on offer. And it will be open again tomorrow. More details of the catwalk shows and tutorials and workshops available to tomorrow here on the Edinburgh Fashion Week website.

We watched two catwalk shows and chatted with the ladies (and gentlemen) we met. The consensus was that the event was very well placed for people shopping on Princes Street to just drop in and get the inside info on the latest styles.

Here is just a wee flavour for you….