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Following Venice, Saint-Tropez, Cap d’Antibes and the Bosquet des trois fontaines in Versailles, Karl Lagerfeld presented the Chanel Cruise 2014 collection in Dempsey Hill, Singapore.
Tropical vegetation and eternal summer proved the ideal backdrop for breezy cream, white and navy dressing; mixing Coco in Deauville, 1913 with colonial style.
"This season the Chanel woman does cricket. Is there nothing she can't turn her hand to?" says Robbie Spencer. "And I love the idea of Chanel menswear, I want to own it." It's true: over the past few pre-collections the muse has been a Scottish clanswoman, a teenage Marie Antoinette and an Indian princess, never looking anything but double C'd in the process. What could be fancy dress is in Lagerfeld's hands reversed: simply dressing fancy, with embellishments by Lesage and Maison Lemarié.
Here the Dazed fashion team; fashion director Robbie Spencer, fashion editors Elizabeth Fraser-Bell and Emma Wyman and fashion features editor Dean Mayo Davies select their edit of the collection, featuring those cricket whites; Cara's sassy printed look, perfect for the nearest carnival soundsystem and the early 20th Century Gabrielle Chanel silhouette. Chic doesn't take a break, so you'd better face the heat.