Tender Is the DayLanvin’s Bouchra Jarrar delivers tailoring with grace
Words by Harriet Quick
A very viable and desirable way of dressing right now is a piece of fluid tailoring – be it a knee length coat, a leather crop trouser or a nipped waist jacket – married with a flurry of feminine ruffles or a slippery twist of silk satin in the shape of a slip dress or halter top.
Creative Director Bouchra Jarrar is a master of balance and proportion and with her couturier’s background crafts clothes that speak of confidence and languid ease in one long slow exhalation. For Spring, she combines delicate silk georgettes and lace blouses with fluid pants, sculpting blazers and tux jackets, some with exaggerated double lapels, others with waist defining furling peplums. The colour code of ballerina pink, ivory white and black is as easy as 1.2.3.