The New York Botanical Garden's WINTER WONDERLAND BALL

Vanessa Lawrence, Bibhu Mohapatra
The New York Botanical Garden's WINTER WONDERLAND BALL
December 4, 2009


Atlanta debutantes in Bibhu Mohapatra and in WWD

"a select group of Southern gals got a dose of New York chic 
for the night courtesy of Bibhu Mohapatra"- WWD

Maggie Haines
Bibhu Mohapatra
At Debutante Ball
with the designer


Trunk show at Hirshleifer's, Friday, December 4th, 2009

We hope you can attend the trunk show
Spring 2010 Bibhu Mohapatra Collection





He left the glitz and glamour of working for one of the most sought out fashion labels in New York to put his own name on the back stitching of a gown. Since 2008, Bibhu has been designing under his namesake from a small Upper West Side studio. He's put out two ready-to-wear collections, with the most recent being S/S 10 which explores the theme of inner beauty. I'm loving the white jumper and the bone leather jacket for Spring which I might cop when I see him next month in New York. I'm hoping he gives me the you're Indian, I'm Indian discount!


El Museo reopens, for the kids

El Museo del Barrio held its 
Young International Circle Benefit
"Dia De Los Muertos," last Friday night at 
the museum at 
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street

Bibhu Mohapatra, Alexa Rodulfo,
Vanessa Lawrence (in Bibhu from Spring 2010)
and Gabrriel Rivera-Barraza


great blog

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW S/S 10

Posted by Mimi
We are blown away by Bibhu Mohapatra's S/S Collection - especially because it's his debut season.
Light, airy, and positively dreamy!



Casita Maria Gala

Blair Clark looking heavenly in Bibhu at the very chic
Casita Maria, Fiesta 2009, Gala 
at the Mandarin Oriental last night.

Six beauties were wearing Bibhu Mohapatra
at this very high voltage elegant event here in New York


New Yorkers for Children- a wonderful organization & fun evening

On Tuesday, September 22nd, more than 700 supporters celebrated the NYFC Tenth Annual Fall Gala at Cipriani 42. Nina and Mitch Davidson, Oscar de la Renta, Susan and Tony Gilroy, Nancy and Andrew Jarecki, Kevin Liles, Shirin von Wulffen and Frederic Fekkai, and Stephanie and David Wolkoff served as co-chairs for the event, which raised over $1.5 million to help MAKE IT HAPPEN for young people in foster care in New York City.


Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Spring 2010 - WWD.com

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Spring 2010 - WWD.com

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"Kicking off his second season, Bibhu Mohapatra steered away from strictly eveningwear toward what he called “softer, more wearable” clothes, proving he is not simply a gown guy. To wit, a black jersey dress with silver satin bands draped around the torso had an easy day-to-night look, and a cream trench, with short sleeves and cuffs in a blue-and-black print resembling X-ray film, was both practical and unconventional. Blouses — in jersey, linen and layers of organza — were just as versatile, many in that same pattern, which Mohapatra said was inspired by the X-rays from a recent physical that were lying around his studio. Inventive, very, and yet the lovely sportswear was still overshadowed by Mohapatra’s stunning cocktail dresses, from a butter yellow charmeuse and white lace number to a pale green one featuring layered embroidered squares that looked to be falling from the waist. Beautifully constructed and, yes, entirely wearable, the tight 24-look lineup left one wanting more."-WWD

Report from Abu Dhabi

"Bibhu Mohapatra, an Indian designer, meticulously constructed a series of square panels of colour on a silk dress, an organza layer over an abstract printed top, and a white and yellow gown that had several textures created with layers, panels and ruching of silk. Mohapatra’s unexpected mix of textures and experimentation drew applause"

Robert Cordero


Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Spring 2010 - WWD.com

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Spring 2010 - WWD.com

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"the tight 24-look lineup left one wanting more"

A Model discovery

Bibhu Mohapatra Intern, Sophie Becker, was standing around waiting to do some thing, when a model did not show up for a shoot with fashion photographer Kevin Sturman.
Bibhu sent Sophie up to hair and make up with Alexa Rodolfo and then threw one of the Spring 2010 Looks on her and in the words of Bibhu, "She was spectacular"

Bibhu Spring 2010 on Style.com

"Mohapatra's assured technique and penchant for special-occasion dressing should ensure that his star continues to rise."

Rising Star-Bibhu Mohapatra - Spring 2010


Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2010 Presentation

We are all very excited about the

Bibhu Mohapatra 2010 Spring Collection

to be Presented on

Monday, September 14th, 5 to 7

Bouwerie Lane Theatre Building, The Bowery, New York City

The collection is beautiful, hip, elegant, bright, and pure Bibhu Mohapatra

The collection is based on the unique inspiration of a medical xray Bibhu came across at home.
He was required by INS to have the xray made to screen for TB when he emigrated to this country from India.

The beauty of the xray and the structure captured his attention,
For this collection, Bibhu designed a very special printed fabric based on this type of imaging.

Bibhu is very lucky to have his same amazing close knit team, who has helped him pull it all together for a second time.

He would like to thank, ahead of the event, the following people.

His design assistant- the simply amazing and beautiful, Jennifer Manko

Hair and Makeup - the latina honey, Alexa Rodulfo

Photography -The sweet, flexible & very talented, Kevin Sturman

Styling- My stylish and very hard working hero, Lauren Santo Domingo

Space- The former Donald Judd studio
Located, designed, staged by Steven Harris of Steven Harris Architects & David Kelly of Rees Roberts Partners

Public & Press Relations, the amazing beautiful lady from the south, Laura Henson from Laura Henson Consultants

Sales- the super hip and very focused, Aida Khoursheed from Estarise

Bibhu is very fortunate to have a fluid team of amazing hard working talented interns, who he considers his family.

Bibhu also has a team of shadow help, suppliers and support, and clients, who prefer not to be mentioned, but who he deeply thanks for all their help and support, ahead of this event..


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Originally uploaded by johnstonjack2
Bibhu Mohapatra sketch
for Woodstock.
in WWD

Special orders from Bibhu Mohapatra fall 2009

Bibhu Mohapatra is now accepting a limited number of special orders from the fall 2009 Collection.

Please browse the images of the collection on this blog or at Bibhu.com.

Then make you selections and contact Private Client Services in the studio

To discuss your order further.

The orders may be customized as needed.

For delivery in October.

Thank you.


Private Client Services

212 579 2095


Woodstock 40th anniversary design

Gown Design by Bibhu Mohapatra for the 40th anniversary of Woodstock
In the pages of WWD, August 12th, 2009


The New Guard

The New Guard

By Bridget Foley
Photographs by Flora Hanitijo
Styled by Carolyn Tate Angel
July 2009

"BIBHU MOHAPATRA Probably more than most aspiring designers, Bibhu Mohapatra knows what he’s getting into. Prior to launching his own collection, he spent nine years at J. Mendel, eventually rising to design director. He also worked at Halston while a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has followed that house’s struggle to reclaim its identity and clout.
Mohapatra comes across as a deep-thoughts kind of guy. “Women are best,” he says, “in looks that bring out both their natural beauty and inner self.” And if his fall inspirations sound imposing—Frank Gehry and 18th-century Japanese warriors—he translated them into dressed-up clothes that are lavishly embellished yet manageable, stylewise, albeit with tony price tags (up to $17,000 for a mink coat). For fall, his first season, he picked up only two retail accounts, Dighton Rhode in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Adresse in Philadelphia. “Everyone is excited, but they don’t have the budgets,” Mohapatra says, noting that “some major target venues came and saw it more than twice. One has to do the groundwork. I’m paying my dues. It’s been superexciting, but it’s a little tough.”"

Who is Bibhu Mohapatra?

If you don't know who Bibhu Mohapatra is, now you will. During Mercedes Benz fashion week, Bibhu Mohapatra launched his label in February of this year. Former design director for J. Mendel, this new designer has already made everyone's heads turn. He's designed for many hollywood stars and his clothes are youthful, glamorous, sexy and feminine. His craftsmanship and finery represents a woman who is strong, confident and has a purpose. His clothes bring out the complete woman in all of us. In a word: Amazing.



Thank you

A quick note of Gratitude.

I would like to thank all the many people who have been so supportive of my work these last years.

I especially would like to thank the folks below who made it possible to create
and present the debut fall 2009 Bibhu Mohapatra Capsule Collection this last February.

Without these people, it would never have happened..

Jennifer Manko, my right and left hand, who gives up nights and weekends for my projects way too often..she is why it works.

Lauren Santo Domingo, who helped me see that I could in fact do this many years ago and helped us figure out the styling of the this show.

Alexa Rodulfo, who donated an entire day to the amazing Hair and Makeup

David Kelly, who designed and organizied the sets and the concept for the presentation

Isabelle Lirakis, who created the finishing touch to the designs, the hats!

Gabriel Levy, who spent hours putting together the sounds for the event

Laura Henson, who seems to know every editor in town for some rocking PR

Aslaug Magnusdottir, has all the marketing angles...and has been very supportive always

Peter Arnold, whose even handed guidance I could not do without, in all things fashion

Bobby Beard, who knows how to push, in the nicest way...

Jaime Gubbins, who helped pull it together from his many corners of the world

Steven Harris, has the eye and mind of a master

Lucian Rees Roberts, quiet charm, enthusiasm, and always ready to help

Additionally these kind folks below made it happen for various reasons:

Richard Alexander Beard III & IV

Allison Beard Luzier

Thomas Luzier

Hamish Bowles

Francisco Bustamante

Lillian Beard

Sarita Mohapatra

Bijoy Mohapatra

Venu Meynu





Junio Abraham

JPMorgan Chase

Rutgers Church

The Bryant Park Hotel

Ted Eames

Mike Frankfurt

Michael Williams

I was blessed with the most amazing studio and workroom team.
They understood exactly what I was trying to do with this collection.
I am especially flattered they wanted to follow me from my last job.

I wish I could have them with me all the time::

Mr. T, Elisa Whang, Maria Robla, Rebeca Mendoza, Tara Allport, James, Vaughn, Shufan, Le, Jose, Inge, Jane, Narciza, Grace, Irina, Fong, Ching Chin, Laura, and Regine.

In addition, and most importantly, I would like to thank all of my various private clients, who continue to put so much trust in my work, and are happy to collaborate with me on their special gowns, coats, and suits. In fact you are the main ongoing source of support for this project. Your projects feed my soul.

I would also like to say "thank you" to the many and various editors, writers, bloggers who have shown so much support and enthusiasm for this collection. You make this industry function.

Lastly, I want to thank all the wonderful buyers, from all over the world, who came to the presentation or to the "out of the way" up town studio at 73rd street, to see the clothes, knowing full well that they had no budget to buy this season. But they made the effort any way. Your enthusiasm and excitement made it all worth while. And hopefully the budgets will improve by the time the Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2010 Collection is presented In September 2009.

It is an amazing thing to see one's dreams come to life.

Thank you all




Very nice Blog of presentation

fall 2009 Presentation video

This is raw footage from the fall 2009 collection
presented at The Bryant Park Hotel
February 12, 2009
New York

Hillary Swank in Bibhu Mohapatra

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


in the studio

Bibhu Mohapatra fall 2009 Presentation