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Chalayan Womenswear A/W12. Photography by Susie Bu
Chalayan Womenswear A/W12. Photography by Susie Bubble

Insider Access: Susie Bubble - Paris Day Four

Chanterelles on toast and sticky back plastic...

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.

Dazed Digital: What were your highlights today?
Susie Bubble:
Chalayan's use of the material Palladium was quite exciting. I'm a materials geek and I also like that Chalayan's innovative way of working now doesn't necessarily need to be propped up by big theatrical shows. Two dresses with palladium and perspex neckpieces holding them together were the perfect injection of newness. Palladium is like this strange metal that is both light and strong and hopefully we'll see more use of it in clothing design.

The day ended with a pretty perfect party at Lanvin though. The whole thing was a sumptuous and generous affair and of course I'm always glad when there is an abundance of food at any party – 10 points for the chanterelles on toast and the croque en bouche.  Plus, how can you not be swayed by Alber Elbaz crooning 'Que Sera, Sera' at you? In the show, I was definitely drawn the opening passage of neoprene looks. They felt like Elbaz wasn't sitting on his laurels and is still striving for new ground in draping and construction. I also loved all the embossed leather and one particular taffeta trench dress from the collection.

DD: How was Maison Martin Margiela?
Susie Bubble:
It was all about deconstructed tailoring which is what the house have been fixating on in their shows recently. The plays on how we wear our coats – drawing up the collars, pushing hands into pockets and draping them over our shoulders – were all the basis of the altered tailoring. I really liked the plastic shirts towards the end - the material looked a little like sticky back plastic and the shirts were surprisingly precisely constructed.