Bouchra Jarrar is making a success of her made-to-measure business. So much so that she's been able to open an atelier and a showroom in the second arrondissement and produce the ready-to-wear collection that she showed today.
Admirers of Jarrar's sharp tailoring and simply elegant dresses will recognize her signatures: the spare tailleurs, the contrast piping on understated A-line shifts—if anything, the pieces here are even more reduced. For a bit of fun, she incorporated the print from her January couture show, using it as the body of a wool sweater that she showed with a generous knee-length skirt in a tiny houndstooth.
There weren't many pieces in her debut, but a hands-on preview was proof enough that they're among the best made that we'll see this week. Jarrar has also launched her first bag. It's classic and uncluttered, like her clothes.