What will go down as the single biggest international event as far as Singapore’s fashion scene is concerned, the Cruise 2014 Womens Chanel runway collection was presented last night at Loewen Cluster within Dempsey Village, a group of disused colonial buildings that were revitalised by Chanel.
Held on a scale that was simply mind-blowing, international media, top models and celebrities flew in by the planeloads to report, walk and well, celebrate Karl Lagerfeld’s latest collection, revisiting Coco Chanel’s style in 1913 but with a contemporary approach to shapes and silhouettes.
After the fashion, the next biggest draw would have to be the celebrity attendees, which included everyone from Chinese actress Zhou Xun to Super Junior’s Siwon Choi who drew sighs and flashbulbs wherever he went. Actresses Dakota Fanning and Ryeo-Wong Jung were in attendance, along with Singapore’s Zoe Tay and Fann Wong.
And then there was the ever-obliging Carine Roitfeld who gamely took photographs with most everyone who asked, along with top models Cara Delevingne, Joan Smalls, Stella Tennant, Lindsey Wixon and Brad Kroenig. The list goes on, and on, but it was perhaps Karl Lagerfeld who got the most attention, the man behind Chanel today and the one who single-handedly decided to give our tiny island our day to bask in Chanel’s glorious sun.
As for myself, it was a surreal experience I’ll never forget, a great privilege that I will always have fond memories of, being surrounded by all kinds of beautiful: celebrities, models and of course, the bags.
Images: Bagaholicboy & Allen Tan