For the Chanel Resort 2014 collection, Karl Lagerfeld led the fashion world to Singapore. This unusual choice of location was appropriate for the presentation of a cruise collection, given its humid,   after taking some inspiration from a photo of a Singaporean fisherman, who was a wearing a Chanel-esque monochrome jacket in 1880, decades before the creation of the fashion house.

In classic Chanel style, the collection was largely monochrome. The first looks shown were nautical and sport-influenced, with wide stripes, dandy ties and cricket gear as accessories.

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The next set of looks were relaxed, with palazzo pants, oriental-inspired prints and soft chambray fabrics, all perfect for a deck-side cocktail overlooking Singapore’s Marina Bay.

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Seductive Parisian chic was next, following the latest trend of all-white, with occasional black accents. Classic Chanel tweed was cut lady-like, but with a strong masculine edge, and rich embellishments were seen on chokers and shoulders. Rose pink accents were also splashed across prim ’50s-style beaded knits and dresses.

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Soft, lightweight knits were then juxtaposed against edgy leather pieces, the last part of the collection then focusing on feathery tulle and clashing monochrome prints.






A touch of classic Chanel class closed the Resort ’14 line, with ivory evening wear and long strings of pearls.

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