Woman of Style: Miuccia Prada recommends Bibhu in More Magazine

Woman of Style: Miuccia Prada

A style icon for more than 30 years, Miuccia Prada long ago designed her own uniform: luxe skirts paired with classic tops, statement shoes and just the right amount of sparkle

Dressed-Up Utilitarian

Prada employs elements of military uniforms in her collections, termed “everyday industrial” looks by fashion insiders. Canvas fabrication, menswear-inspired outerwear and boxy shoulders are mainstays.
Bibhu Mohapatra woven paper coat, $2,200; bibhu.com for stores
White + Warren cashmere cardigan, $220; whiteandwarren.com
Burberry London silk skirt, $395;burberry.com

12 Designers To Watch: InStyle Visits Bibhu at The CFDA Incubator

12 Designers To Watch 

Indian-born designer Bibhu Mohapatra worked for Halston and J. Mendel before launching his namesake line in 2008; he creates custom couture gowns, cocktail dresses, and furs from his Incubator space. "It's the perfect environment and support to further develop my brand, my business, and my reach into the luxury market," he says. "And what a heavenly, polite, and fun group of designers to work around! I love answering when my friend Waris shouts tome from down the hall. I've made some good, lifelong friends. There's positive energy here, and being here has made a huge difference in our productivity," he says. You can see the results online at Bibhu.com or in stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

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