A CATWALK show launched five days of fashion in Durham City.
Models showcased the latest trends from national stores and independent boutiques at the evening show in Durham Town Hall.
Retailers have a series of events planned for each day until Sunday, including a couple of “secret” shows for which the location will not be revealed until nearer the time.
Sonali Craddock of Durham’s Business Improvement District said: “There has been a lot of interest in advance.
“We hope Fashion Week will become a fantastic new event for Durham.”
Details of the events are on the website: www.fashionindurham.co.uk.