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Comme des Garçons Womenswear A/W12. Photography by
Comme des Garçons Womenswear A/W12. Photography by Susie Bubble

Insider Access: Susie Bubble – Paris Day Five

2D dresses and the drama of shadows

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 day belonged to Comme and Junya though – whilst Watanabe turned modicums of impeccable tailoring upside down and riffed off of office wear, Rei Kawakubo gave us a big idea of turning clothes into 2D plane

Dazed Digital: What were your highlights today? And how were Comme and Junya? How did they contrast each other?
Susie Bubble: I liked the way Haider Ackermann moved away from draping and styling tricks to simply focusing on tailoring and the show was once again stunning. Tsumori Chisato shifted to using photographic prints of her skiing holiday, printed on dresses which I though were really cute. The day belonged to Comme and Junya though – whilst Watanabe turned modicums of impeccable tailoring upside down and riffed off of office wear, Rei Kawakubo gave us a big idea of turning clothes into 2D planes.

Comme des Garçons really blew me away actually and it was the sort of show that really jolted your senses. With every turn of the model, you were excited to see the pieces from the back. It really made me think about whether Kawakubo was commenting on the state of how we see fashion – 2D images and via the internet – or even the state of society in general, because we live in a world where surface and appearance matters more than anything else. 

Comme des Garçons really blew me away actually and it was the sort of show that really jolted your senses. With every turn of the model, you were excited to see the pieces from the back

DD: What about Viktor & Rolf, styled by Dazed's Katie Shillingford?
Susie Bubble: It was an amazing set and the way the models struck poses on a revolving belt at the top of the catwalk creating dramatic shadows was really beautiful. The different plays on wearing fur, be it a print, a shaved fur coat or fur embroidered on to racy sheer lingerie dresses were quite interesting and looked beautiful when paired with the Veronica Lake-esque hair.  I liked that V&R played with conventions of "rich" clothes so the printed fur pieces were probably my favourite.