Breaking News: Bouchra Jarrar Named Lanvin Women’s Designer

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Bouchra Jarrar Named Lanvin Women's Designer

Bouchra Jarrar and Lanvin chief executive officer Michèle Huiban

Breaking news out of Paris! It has been confirmed that “Bouchra Jarrar has been named as the new artistic director of women’s collections at Lanvin,” according to Business of Fashion.

Earlier this week, reported that the luxury French house is “zeroing in on a contract with Bouchra Jarrar to become its new women’s designer,” see it here.

Last year, we also reported that Alber Elbaz left Lanvin.

Jarrar will assume the role on Monday and her first collection for the house is expected to be for Spring/Summer 2017 (which will most likely be shown in Sept/Oct at Fashion Week).

“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,” said Jarrar.

The French haute couture fashion designer (Bouchra Jarrar) launched her eponymous house in 2010 and earned the haute couture appellation in 2013. She signed on last month to do a high jewelry collection for Mauboussin, debuting in July. She also held positions including studio director at Balenciaga and head of couture design for Christian Lacroix.

“Bouchra Jarrar is a talented and visionary designer. She is the obvious choice for Lanvin,” added Michèle Huiban, chief executive officer of the house, which was founded in 1889 by Jeanne Lanvin. “Her talent, her high standards and her mastery of cuts and fabrics will bring a breath of freshness and modernity into the house, while respecting its soul as the oldest Paris fashion house, a symbol of French elegance.”

Photos Credit: Lanvin

Source: Business of Fashion

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