Is Bouchra Jarrar Lanvin's new designer?

The French designer is reportedly in talks to head the womenswear department

By Andrea Tim | Published: 9 Mar 2016

Bouchra at Lanvin?
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Bouchra Jarrar is rumoured to be a top candidate for the women's designer post at Lanvin, if rumours are to be believed. Since Alber Elbaz's departure last October, the French fashion house has kept mum about who is to take over as creative director.

According to reports, Bouchra may only oversee Lanvin's women's divisions, although Alber headed both menswear and womenswear departments during his tenure. Often praised for her sharp tailoring and incorporation of menswear elements, Bouchra could very well breathe new life to the identity of the brand.

The 45-year-old French designer once worked closely with then-Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière until 2006 and was also head of couture at Christian Lacroix from 2008 to around 2009. Bouchra founded her eponymous label in 2010 and started a haute couture line in 2013. Her work already has the attention of celebrities, who wore her clothes on the red carpet, so filling one of the hottest designer seats of the year would launch her name further into global recognition.

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