Bouchra Jarrar leaves Lanvin after three collections
À bientôt, Bouchra
Just like that of a digitally-dependent millennial, fashion's patience seems to be waning these days. There are certain expectations on a new appointment to execute a sensational debut, but not all designers — or artistic and creative directors for that matter — can, or are permitted free reign with the house's backing. Alessandro Michele's unencumbered liberty at Gucci is the exception; Justin O'Shea's brevity at Brioni, the rule.
There are reasons to believe French couturier Bouchra Jarrar's mutual dissolution with Lanvin falls within the confines of the latter. "I wanted to dedicate my whole self to Lanvin, to relaunch the maison and brand, so I shut my own label down... But I need the whole house's support; alone it's impossible," she said to South China Morning Post last March. Despite Jarrar's short-lived tenure with just three collections (including pre-fall) at the French fashion house, her cast of the modernly masculine Lanvin woman will be missed.
Lanvin has yet to announce Jarrar's successor.