[UPDATED: 10th July 2017]
The news of Bouchra Jarrar leaving Lanvin has now been confirmed by both Bouchra and a representative of Lanvin with the following statement by Lanvin:
"Lanvin and Bouchra Jarrar have mutually decided to put an end to their collaboration. This decision is effective as of today. Madame Wang wishes to thank Bouchra Jarrar, who since her arrival brought her talent to serve the company.
Bouchra Jarrar thanks Madame Wang for her trust. She wishes most particularly to acknowledge the work of the teams with whom she collaborated to express creativity and French know-how. Bouchra Jarrar will now concentrate on new projects."
Succeding Alber Elbaz as Lanvin's artistic director in October 2015, Bouchra Jarrar is set to leave Lanvin, according to BoF.
After a short 16 months tenure with Lanvin, Bouchra, who has just been made an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, one of France’s highest honours, will exit the fashion house before the Spring 2018 show, according to WWD.
This has come as a shock to some because Bouchra had shuttered her own namesake label to take on her position in Lanvin.
In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Bouchra says, "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."
(Source: Business of Fashion, WWD and South China Morning Post)