May 9 - French luxury house Chanel presents its first runway show in Asia, with models displaying the new Cruise collection in Singapore. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Models clad in Chanel's new Cruise collection for 2013/14 stomped down the runway in Singapore on Thursday (May 9), the first time an Asian city has played host to the French luxury house. The Cruise shows have typically been presented in European cities like St. Tropez, but Chanel said they chose the city state for its credentials as a regional fashion and retail hub, in a region associated with rapid economic growth. Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld said Asia is now the place to be. The venue for the show was an old military barracks, chosen for its black and white colonial style architecture.