Karl Lagerfeld staged the 2014 Chanel Cruise show in Singapore today, and we have to say it was one of the most low-key Chanel shows we’ve seen in many seasons. This one took place in a former colonial British army barracks, and it was kind of the aesthetic opposite of the over-the-top opulence we saw at the brand’s 2013 Versailles resort show. (Or the recent Fall 2013 “world domination” extravaganza, for that matter).
It seemed much more intimately sized compared to a usual Chanel show–maybe because of the far-flung location. The barracks featured just a few rows of seating in a very institutional-looking room, complete with paint peeling on the walls.
The clothes were just as luxurious as they usually are–this is still Chanel–but in quieter way. The palette was limited to mostly black and white with some pale pastel accents thrown in. The biggest pops of color came courtesy of the models’ turquoise eye liner. Senatus, an Asian lifestyle and luxury magazine, reported that the collection was full of evening wear and “cricket inspired pieces.” So far the looks that have come in are monochromatic black and white or pale pastel.
Click through to see the first runway pictures, and a video of the finale. We’ll update as more news and pictures roll in.