Four months after Alber Elbaz’s departure, Lanvin confirms that Bouchra Jarrar will take over as artistic director of women’s collections.

Having founded her own house in 2010, Cannes-born Jarrar has more than twenty years of experience, including stints with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Balenziaga and Christian Lacroix. Assuming her role on Monday the 45-year-old designer will present her first Lanvin collection during the SS17 season.

“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,” stated Jarrar “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”.

“Bouchra Jarrar is a talented and visionary designer,” Michèle Huiban, CEO of Lanvin, added. “She is the obvious choice for Lanvin. Her timeless style is in keeping with the style and values of our company, founded by Jeanne Lanvin more than a century ago. 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.

Lanvin SS16. Photo by Virginie Khateeb

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