Two days after the end of the Perth Fashion Festival the numbers are still being crunched, but director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan is confident the event has attracted the biggest attendance figures in its 15-year history.
With a packed calendar of events across the city, the buzz was primarily positive, despite the unruly elements putting a literal dampener on some events.
The spectacularly successful "pop-up" Peroni Prive Bar, which hosted VIPs between shows at the WA Museum, had to be dismantled two nights early because of safety concerns, but that didn't bother the fashion-lovers who flocked to each night's events.
Jaime Lee Major's spectacular opening parade was a highlight, with some in the audience calling it one of the best fashion shows they had ever seen.
Major's designs, which feature beading, sequins, embroidery and applique, were painstakingly labour-intensive and positively sparkled on the runway.
Event closer Ellery was another highlight, with models descending a golden staircase at Linton and Kay Galleries in evening gowns, sporty separates and gorgeous oriental brocade prints.
National and international visitors such as Los Angeles-based vintage couture expert Cameron Silver, Singaporean blogger Marie Choo and Sydney fashion commentator Kate Waterhouse all liked what they saw.
"Our national guests like Kate Waterhouse couldn't say enough lovely things about the standard of the event, from the quality of the models we have here to the lighting at the shows," Harvey-Hanrahan said.
"Cameron Silver said he had seen unique and inspirational things during his stay. He loved Jaime Lee, bought some necklaces by Alister Yiap and wore a suit by Arthur Galan after seeing it at the Myer parade, then posted the outfit on social media.
"That's fantastic international exposure for our designers."
Harvey-Hanrahan said the Peroni Prive Bar would most likely be back next year. Plans are afoot for a fashion exchange program between Perth and some of our South-East Asian neighbours, including Singapore and Malaysia.
The festival gives Perth models valuable exposure, with model agency icons Ursula Hufnagl, of Chic Management, and Steven Lee, of Next Models in New York, in town scouting for new talent.
Indigenous beauty Harris lapped up all the activity as a guest of The West Australian, which also hosted a Fashion Agenda lunch with marie claire editor Jackie Frank as a vibrant - and honest - speaker.
Generous fashionistas dug deep for a good cause at the McGrath Foundation's breast cancer fundraiser as part of a dinner event featuring fashion by Sydney duo Camilla and Marc, and graduates of Perth's fashion design schools got their chance to shine at the Student Runway campaign.
If there was one major downer of the week - the weather - well, that was beyond the control of any individual. Wild weather waits for no one - not even a fastidiously coiffed fashionista.