"I'm optimistic - there's still plenty of room for manoeuvre."

- Hilary Riva, Chief Executive of British Fashion Council (above left, with Harold Tillman and Erin O'Connor) on the battle to save London Fashion Week.

We should hear tomorrow whether the BFC has managed to persuade New York and Milan to give them more than 4 days in which to stage LFW. Our fingers are tightly crossed that a compromise can be reached.