French designer Bouchra Jarrar has parted ways with high fashion house Lanvin, where she spent 16 months as the artistic director of its women’s collections. Lanvin released a statement today, explaining that Jarrar’s departure was a mutual decision.
“Lanvin and Bouchra Jarrar have mutually decided to put an end to their collaboration. This decision is effective as of today. Madame Wang wishes to thank Bouchra Jarrar, who since her arrival brought her talent to serve the company. Bouchra Jarrar thanks Madame Wang for her trust. She wishes most particularly to acknowledge the work of the teams with whom she collaborated to express creativity and French know-how. Bouchra Jarrar will now concentrate on new projects.”
Jarrar replaced Alber Elbaz in October 2015, after building up her own Bouchra Jarrar Couture fashion house. Last week, she was awarded with one of France’s highest honors — the prestigious Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters. At press time, Jarrar has not disclosed whether she plans to join another high fashion house or return to her namesake company full-time.