18.2.16

Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2016 Purple Label Collection

The original Dragon Lady, Empress Dowager Cixi Inspired Designer Bibhu Mohapatra

Fall 2016 Collection by Bibhu Mohapatra

Vogue-
NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 17, 2016

Bibhu Mohapatra often mines the history books for inspiration. This season, he came up with Empress Dowager Cixi, a divisive figure in
Chinese history who started out as a concubine in the late Qing dynasty years and wound up ruling the country until her death in 1908. “She was not known to be the nicest of persons,” said Mohapatra. “She is the perfect example of the imperfect. She was hungry for chaos and control. She wanted to rule, and she did—at a time when women had no ground to stand on.”
The Empress Dowager’s influence could be felt in the East Asian flavor of the collection: There were dragonfly embellishments, ginkgo leaf embroideries and plenty of red. Though the influence was obvious, it didn’t hit you over the head; Mohapatra was careful to keep things from getting costumey by streamlining silhouettes and trying out fresh color combinations. The red, for instance, was paired with blush pink, orange, and slate blue; those looks, especially a striped fur coat, were particularly strong. Mohapatra was also interested in what he called Dowager Cixi’s life as a “seductress.” That led to a number of looks styled with harnesses and collars by Zana Bayne, many of which featured leather dragonflies. Mohapatra also mimicked the shape using color-blocked inserts.
But what really interested Mohapatra was the way the Empress Dowager seized—and later embodied—power. “Clothes are a tool to give confidence,” he said. “They can change a person. I’ve seen it happen.” And who wouldn’t feel just a little more powerful in, say, Mohapatra’s red wasp-waist gown embroidered with dragonflies? Incidentally, it seemed tailor-made for a woman of power who exists very much in the here-and-now: Michelle Obama, who has worn his designs on a couple of occasions—and who is known to be a big fan of red.

14.4.13

SURFACE: Selections from Bibhu Mohapatra,

Bibhu Mohapatra
Designer Talk and Reception
Thursday April 18th
6:00 until 8:00 pm
1600 Peachtree Road 
Atlanta, Ga.

Open to the Public

12.2.13

Bibhu Mohapatra Fall Collection Live


Bibhu Mohapatra Spring & Summer show
in Mumbai at Lakme Fashion Week
The 2013 Fall Collection will be shown Feb 13th at Lincoln Center in New York at 09:00 am est

3.1.13



Bibhu Mohapatra
Luxury Fashion Designer
Music is Smoke by Platters
Runway shots from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring Collection by Bibhu
Edited by Bibhu Mohapatra

5.9.12

First Lady, Michelle Obama in Bibhu


Thank you to our amazing
United States First Lady 
for her unwavering support of small business, 
especially young fashion designers!

Mrs. Obama wearing Bibhu on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 

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7.8.12

BIBHU MOHAPATRA FALL COLLECTION VIDEO

BIBHU MOHAPATRA FALL COLLECTION LAUNCH VIDEO

video

The Video for The fall 2012 Collection 
by Bibhu Mohapatra 
available at Neiman Marcus around the USA 
and Bergdorf Goodman in New York

1.3.12

Glenn Close back stage at the Bibhu Mohapatra fashion show in New York


Glenn Close back stage with Designer, Bibhu Mohapatra 


Glenn Close In a Look from the Fall collection 
In Emerald for Ireland

29.2.12

Bibhu Mohapatra's 'first time’ joys

Last week I stopped by the Fashion Avenue studio of Bibhu Mohapatra, a New York-based fashion designer who just fielded his first runway show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Mohapatra has an expert sense of line and texture, which is one of the reasons I am drawn to his work.


9.2.12

Fall 2012 Collection By Bibhu Mohapatra

Bibhu Mohapatra will show his Fall 2012 Collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York on February 13th at 5:00pm. This will be his first NYFW runway show.

Bibhu On AIDA and his costumes for Glimmerglass


26.11.11

Meet Bibhu Mohapatra at Bergdorf Goodman, Trunk Show

Please join Bibhu Mohapatra in the 4th Floor Couture Salon at Bergdorf Goodman for his second trunk Show and sale. Featuring selections from his acclaimed 2012 Spring Collection 

Wednesday November 30th 
and 
Thursday December 1st 

     10:00 am till 6:00 pm
     5th Avenue and 57th street
     New York

10.10.11

29.9.11

Bibhu Mohapatra will take his 2012 Spring Collection to Paris for market week.


BIBHU MOHAPATRA

SPRING 2012 COLLECTION

SALES & PRESS APPOINTMENTS 
OCTOBER 1-3

HOTEL BRIGHTON  
218 RUE DE RIVOLI 
75001 PARIS


BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:
+1 212-579-2095 
+1 646-714-2656 
PRESS@BIBHU.COM






Bibhu Mohapatra 2012 Spring Collection in Paris

Bibhu is taking his Spring 2012 Collection to Paris for Market week

Hillary Swank in Bibhu Mohapatra

Hillary Swank in Bibhu Mohapatra
on way to Late show in New York

Me

Me
in the studio

Bibhu Mohapatra fall 2009 Presentation