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

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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..

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