Making a visible connection between her couture offering and ready-to-wear is a priority for Bouchra Jarrar. Fall was not couture lite, but a deft translation of the fundamentals of her loftier line, done with elevated attainability.
Instead of the exquisite, hand-woven tweeds of couture — which cost a fortune and look it — Jarrar made “industrial” versions, the poetic way of saying they were man-made, but still very beautiful on a tidy tailored jacket with moto zips. She played up her sportswear signatures with colorful ribbed knits — sweaters reminiscent of Sixties skiwear — and the stretchy, striped waistband of an elegant dress, done in draped silk jacquard on top with a knife-pleated skirt.
It was a complete wardrobe of specialty items, such as a blue-and-ivory bouclé knit bomber, and classics, including wool tuxedo pants with an extra-long, lean flare that virtually guarantees the impression of great legs.