After just 16 months at the helm of Lanvin, creative director Bouchra Jarrar has stepped down from her position at the French fashion house. The designer and the house have “mutually decided to put an end to their collaboration. This decision is effective as of today," according to an official statement from the brand.
"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 who she collaborated to express creativity and French know-how. Bouchra Jarrar will now concentrate on new projects."
Jarrar, who was appointed last March, replaced Alber Elbaz, who had been at the helm for 14 years. Her debut collection for the house was spring/summer 2017, and she was the first woman to run the house since Jeanne Lanvin founded it in 1889.
The shock news was announced on the weekend, with Lanvin releasing a statement saying the decision was effective immediately, and rumours have already started swirling that Jarrar plans to re-ignite her eponymous brand. Watch this space.