Insider Access: Susie Bubble - Milan Day Four

The Style Bubble blogger on Raf Simons' last Jil Sander show...

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Susie Bubble is the founder of one of the world's most influential fashion blogs, Style Bubble. Former editor of Dazed Digital, she travels extensively with her work, colliding fashion styling with a reality context, always looking to find something new.

I've already got my eye on a few pieces that I want to buy just for sentimental value. The pastel shades were a refreshing rebuff from what's going on in the season and the silhouettes of the coats were really stunning

Dazed Digital: How has your Milan experience been so far? What have been your highlights?
Susie Bubble: I only really see a few of the main shows for Milan so obviously everything has felt like a highlight. My week began with Prada, which I loved, especially after seeing it up close in the showroom.  Versace was also really strong.  I've also done a lot of appointments especially for shoe brands. A surprise hit is SW1, Stuart Weitzman's new high end shoe and accessories brand.  They had the most incredible art deco inspired resin inlay heels.

DD: What about Raf's last show for Jil?

Susie Bubble: If I'm brutally honest, it probably wasn't my absolute favourite collection that he's done for Jil Sander (nothing is going to ever top S/S 11 or S/S 08) but it was obviously really moving and a really fitting culmination of what he has achieved at Jil Sander. I've already got my eye on a few pieces that I want to buy just for sentimental value. The pastel shades were a refreshing rebuff from what's going on in the season and the silhouettes of the coats were really stunning.  

Obviously people have been saying that Simons has been auditioning for Dior for a while now but I genuinely think that his pre-occupation with mid-twentieth century haute couture was really brilliant for Jil Sander. What he did wouldn't have actually worked at Dior in reality (although this latest collection seemed like a better fit).  Wherever he goes, it will be hugely interesting. I'm hoping for Raf Simons womenswear actually!  
 
DD: What do you think of Jil going back to Jil Sander?
Susie Bubble: It was such a surprise but obviously it's exciting and hopefully there won't be another dramatic exit. It's difficult to see what she might do at her brand and in what direction it will go. I guess we'll wait and see!

DD: What are you up to tonight?
Susie Bubble: I'll be hanging out with my usual fashion week comrades – Tommy Ton and Phil Oh, the street style crew and Caroline Issa. They're the only ones who share my love of gorging on big blow out meals during fashion month.  

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