Bouchra Jarrar channelled the luxe edge of Katherine Hepburn’s famed style, which resulted in a glamorous fresh take on tailored couture.
The suit was a hot trend at the spring/summer 2012 Paris couture shows, as well as accessorizing feminine designs with masculine accents. Bouchra Jarrar channelled the luxe edge of Katherine Hepburn’s famed style, which resulted in a glamorous fresh take on tailored couture.
Jarrar has established a fashion following through her breathtaking tailored collections, with many comparing her aesthetic to Celine’s Phoebe Philo. Honing in on this concept of wearable couture, Jarrar displayed her ability to create grand statements by focusing on small details. Showing at the stunning Musée Bourdelle, the sharp and clean looks were given a dramatic boost with trousers that were pulled in at the waist, yet loose fitted around the leg. The suit jackets were also a defining statement. Bold shoulders and fitted waists paired with gold military buttons were the epitome of chic. Jarrar showed how a simple A-line coat in teal paired with a fur snood is the ultimate way to communicate refined elegance. The luxury within the collection was no splashy affair, but rather subtly implied through the fabrics.
Amidst the display of masculine suits, Jarrar also played with more feminine looks. Silk dresses with light floral prints in pastel shades, were draped in such a way to gently accentuate the silhouette. Exploring prints, Jarrar gave us light dresses and blouses for lazy summer days. A powerful tone of refined simplicity drew the looks together, from sharp tailored suits in subdued tones to light and breezy chiffon dresses. Jarrar showed why Parisian’s are the masters of simple chic.