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Marc Jacobs Womenswear SS13

Insider Access: Susie Bubble – NYC Day Five

Stripes and sexual undertones

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

Dazed Digital: How has your New York been so far?
Susie Bubble:
It's been a good start to fashion month. Highlights have included Thom Browne's interpretation of Bauhaus ballet, street-appropriate mixed layers at Marc by Marc Jacobs, the contrast of opulence and workwear at Altuzarra, Phillip Lim's take on the I Heart NY t-shirt and really promising collections from Creatures of the Wind and Suno.

DD: Is there anything under the radar you'd like to recommend?
Susie Bubble:
I quite like Degen which is a new knitwear label that did some funny knits with pizza slices on them.  Ostwald Helgason is also really getting strong with his use of couture-type fabrics, mixed with more casual sweatshirts.

DD: Have you seen any trends emerging?
Susie Bubble:
I think there's a sexual undertone to a few of the collections that is quite unexpected for spring/summer.  It's very very subtle though. Jason Wu's thin leather harnesses with lace dresses. Marc Jacobs' sixties short silhouettes that feel sexy in a stark way. Olivier Theyskens' black suiting and oil slick textures that are seductive in a covered-up way. Outside of that, there's a lot of sportswear, pastels and lightness – the usual suspects for the season!

DD: Marc Jacobs is always a highlight of the entire schedule. How was it this season?
Susie Bubble:
It was a lot cleaner and more pared back than it has been in recent seasons and I think that was a great refresher for Marc Jacobs. I loved the finale dresses with the strips of sequins contrasted with black sheer chiffon. The focus on the sixties black and white stripe will definitely trickle down to the masses really quickly.