Lanvin has appointed French-Morrocan Haute Couture member Bouchra Jarrar as the new artistic director for womenswear, five months after Alber Elbaz was dismissed from the house. Jarrar’s first collection for the atelier will debut this Spring/Summer 2017.
Here’s what we know about the talented couturier: She first honed her skills at Jean Paul Gaultier, became studio director at Balenciaga when Nicolas Ghesquière was at the helm, then later head of couture design at Christian Lacroix. In 2010, she founded her namesake label which she might reportedly close down to focus entirely on Lanvin. She’s most recognised for her uncanny ways of reinventing the tuxedo suit, and unlike the usual couturiers who create confections worthy of the red carpet, Jarrar’s strong suit lies in tailored garments that are beautifully executed and wearable.
“It is a huge honour to continue promoting the Lanvin style, with designs created in the company’s ateliers by teams who possess extraordinary expertise. Joining Lanvin meets a desire to expend my creation to wider fields of expression. It is my intention to bring to Lanvin the harmony and consistency of a fashion designed for women, a fashion of our time,” says Jarrar here.
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