Bouchra Jarrar, who was just named as Alber Elbaz’s successor as the artistic director of Lanvin in March 2016, is leaving the French fashion house, WWD reports. Jarrar completed only two collections—Spring 2017 and Fall 2017— at Lanvin, and will depart before showing Spring 2018.
As WWD reports, rumors have circulated about clashes between the 46-year-old designer and Lanvin’s chief executive officer Michèle Huiban, although perhaps that’s not the whole story. Times have been tough at Lanvin lately; the brand posted its first loss in more than ten years in 2016.
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“I have pressure,” Jarrar said just this March in an interview with the South China Morning Post. “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.”
Before joining Lanvin, the under-the-radar designer launched her namesake line in 2010 and joined the couture calendar three years later (you can revisit her Spring 2016 collection here). Her résumé also included stints as design studio head for Balenciaga and head of couture for Christian Lacroix.