Samantha Cameron hosted a cocktail party at Downing Street yesterday (21.02.12) to mark the end of London Fashion Week.

Samantha - wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron - used the glamorous event to speak of the importance of British fashion as she believes it can help the country as a whole.

She said: "British fashion is no longer just about strong creativity, it is about strong businesses too.

"I'm passionate about what fashion can do for this country, and if we're really serious about British fashion, we need to not just design it in Britain, but make it in Britain."

Guests at the event included Anna Wintour, Sir Philip Green and Laura Bailey.

Yesterday also saw the womenswear shows in the UK capital coming to end and it now moves onto Milan.

Erdem, Christopher Kane and McQ all put on stunning shows and while London holds its menswear events today, the attention now focuses on Italy.

Milan will kick off with Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and Alessandro Dell'Aqcua's No.21 with Fendi, Prada and Moschino all later in the week.