The Style Bubble blogger shares another day at New York Fashion Week...
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.
The Supers – Gisele, Shalom Harlow and Carmen Kass – came stalking out and then unmasked themselves from their extra-long turtlenecks and hoods. It was a really simple gesture but incredibly effective in communicating Wang’s slightly dystopian vision for the season
Dazed Digtal: You were looking forward to Alexander Wang Yesterday. How was the show?
Susie Bubble: It actually surpassed my expectations. I think Wang is finally shedding away that downtown “street” appeal that's still the basis for his T line. This mainline collection shows that he’s really trying to push himself. It was a collection of focus and finesse that concentrated on slick outerwear with practically every surface exuding an eery sheen, echoed by the freestanding mirrors on set. I think the finale was pretty emphatic about his intentions as a designer. The Supers – Gisele, Shalom Harlow and Carmen Kass – came stalking out and then unmasked themselves from their extra-long turtlenecks and hoods. It was a really simple gesture but incredibly effective in communicating Wang’s slightly dystopian vision for the season.
DD: Wang is also known for his killer afterparties...
Susie Bubble: This season there was no afterparty! I, for one, was gutted. Oh well, he did spend a lot of time getting all those slick custom-made fabrics in for the collection so I’ll forgive him.
DD: How was the party you hosted with Tommy Ton at Tribeca Grand?
Susie Bubble: It was great! Beach Fossils were playing and partying at Tribeca Grand for me is kind of like an extended house party. It just happens to be in a giant atrium. I had one too many of their lethal Grand Magaritas I think…
DD: What was the defining record of the night?
Susie Bubble: I know this is going to sound like I’m making it up because of what has happened but honestly, it is Whitney Houston’s 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody.' I mean, the title gets to the point – I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY and I’m going to twirl around in tight spandex dresses to make that point. I was actually really properly sad when I heard the news and watching some of the Fox TV news coverage was quite unsettling.