Lanvin Announces New Womenswear DesignerLeave a Comment
Bouchra Jarrar will assume the role on Monday, with an expected first collection to be for Spring/Summer 2017. In a statement on WWD, she explains “it is my intention to bring to Lanvin the harmony and consistency of a fashion designed for women, a fashion of our time.”
Cannes-born, French-Moroccan Jarrar has had a notable career including roles as studio director at Nicolas Ghesquière’s for Balenciaga, where she worked for ten years. In 2010 she launched her own brand and she earned the official haute couture appellation in 2013. Her style is known as minimalistic and Jarrar has once said that “high fashion must be the reflection of the street”.
Jarrar replaces Alber Elbaz after his 14-year tenure at the fashion house. Elbaz oversaw both the men’s and women’s collections for the house, but Jarrar will solely oversee the company’s women’s collections.