The artistic director of Lanvin Bouchra Jarrar, who was just named a successor in March 2016, is officially leaving the French based fashion house, WWD reports. Jarrar only completed the Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 at Lanvin and will depart before showing Spring 2018.
There has been a lot of circulation about clashes between Jarrar and Lanvin‘s chief executive officer Michèle Huiban although this is speculation to the entire story. The times have been rough at Lanvin as the brand posted its first loss in over a decade.
”I have pressure,” Jarrar said in an interview with the South China Morning Post. “I wanted to dedicate my whole self to Lanvin…… so I shut my own label down… But I need the whole house’s support; alone it’s impossible.”
Prior to joining Lanvin, the designer had launched her a namesake in line in 2010 and joined the couture world three years later. She’s also been the head of the design studio for Balenciaga and head of couture for Christian Lacroix.