Bouchra Jarrar has carved out a unique niche for herself as a couturier who shows her main collection — which also includes ready-to-wear — during the haute seasons of January and July. That leaves the lineup she presents on the real ready-to-wear schedule as a naturally derivative, more accessible version of her most recent couture.
For spring, Jarrar masterfully distilled the handmade woven fabrics, soft silk scarf dresses and zipper accents of her fall couture beautifully, measuring the details while retaining an essence of luxury.
The wovens were reinterpreted into beautiful cotton and silk stripes that gave a chic artisanal quality to sporty separates — a bomber jacket, a vest with zipper trim and straight, cropped pants.
Subtle athletic references surfaced in terrific striped knits, densely woven with military button details, and a silk shift with stretchy knit sweatshirt cuffs. Everything was current yet can be kept forever.