For his Chanel Resort 2014 collection, Karl Lagerfeld clearly defines Chanel is on vacation having the collections in the tropics as he led his legions to Singapore, the Southeast Asian city-state, rich of history and culture. The line-up itself, in the spirit of Cruise, has a holidaying pluck, but didn’t telegraph a specifically Asian influence. The collection is a largely black-and-white affair, is unimpeachably cosmopolitan and draws as much from Chanel’s archives.

Effortlessly blending elements of traditional Southeast Asian style and French high-fashion, the new collection offers light weighted, ease and vacation-ready designs including new silhouette of high-waisted, wide-leg trousers worn with what were essentially oversize T-shirts, as well as blouses easily fell off the shoulders, drawstring waists, oversized varsity-inspired sweaters, and so much more. While raffia dresses and pieces with feather accents, would make sense in warm weather anywhere in the world.

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