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 
Thursday December 1st 

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



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




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Bibhu Mohapatra 2012 Spring Collection in Paris

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


CNN International goes backstage with Bibhu to get the Backstory

Cnn's Vickie Russell goes backstage with the new star designer, Bibhu Mohapatra in this two part series to get the Backstory on the designer's preparation for showing his fall 2011 collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York.

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part 1

Part 2


Fashion's Rising Star, Bibhu Mohapatra

Fashion's Rising Star, Bibhu Mohapatra

It takes gumption to launch a luxury fashion line in the midst of a global recession. Clearly, Bibhu Mohapatra – who at the age of 24 moved from his native Orissa to Utah for an MA in economics; then upped and moved to New York to pursue a career in fashion; and last year launched his eponymous line in said recession – has plenty of gumption.

Bibhu Mohapatra at work
Fortunately, he also has plenty of talent. An online stroll through hisFall 2010 collection is an exercise in lust control. These are sumptuous clothes, artfully constructed creations of the most gorgeous textures and materials. Eight years at luxury house J. Mendel helped give him the chops, but there’s more to it than that. Mohapatra looks to every corner of the cultural and intellectual universe for inspiration: the armor of 16th century Japanese warriors, the paintings of German abstract artist Hans Hartung, even his own X-rays. “I keep my eyes open all the time,” he explains. “The most beautiful things come from not so beautiful things.”
Add to the mix his innate Indian sensibility, and the package is complete. “I come from a heritage that’s so rich. It’s a constant feed that I have, and without it I don’t think my approach to design would be the same.” Indeed, he says, he makes an effort to rein in that influence. For him, it’s not about making a Western version of a sari, but about discovering new things – like the hand-woven peacock feathers, once worn by Indian royalty, that he stumbled upon on a trip to India and used in his debut collection. “When the light hits it, it becomes magical,” he says.
So it’s no wonder that Mohapatra’s star is rising. Three seasons in, his clothes are  sold in more than a dozen high-end stores around the world, and regularly featured in the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and WWD. In February, he became one of 12 emerging designers chosen to participate in the CFDA Fashion Incubator program, entailing, among other things, subsidized studio space in New York’s Garment Center. “It’s like moving from a tiny apartment to a penthouse suite,” Mohapatra says of his new digs.
Of course it doesn’t hurt that in a random drawing among the 12 recipients he scored the biggest studio. When you’re hot, it seems, you’re hot.
Story by Republic of Brown contributor Laura Silverman
See more of Bibhu’s designs here http://www.bibhu.com/



Fall Collection In Stores Now

Presentation highlights from Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2011 Collection
at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York


Video running in NYC Taxis with Bibhu Mohapatra & Waris Ahluwalia

In case you do not live in New York, or do not take taxis, here is the clip that is now running in NYC Taxis with Bibhu Mohapatra & Waris Ahluwalia in their studio at the CFDA.

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Bibhu Resort collection for 2012

Bibhu Mohapatra Resort 2012

Posted TUESDAY JUNE 7, 2011

Bibhu Mohapatra Resort 2012
Bibhu Mohapatra Resort 2012
Photo By: Kyle Ericksen

For his first resort collection, Bibhu Mohapatra was inspired by vintage Fifties postcards from the South of France. “Postcards tell someone’s story. It’s a glimpse of a moment of happiness in someone’s life,” he said. And what a good life it proved to be for the Bibhu girl. Mohapatra focused on more day looks than in past seasons, with dresses in pretty brush stokes, embellished twinsets, slim trousers and a chic trenchcoat. There were still plenty of beautiful cocktail dresses and gowns; a cocktail frock in lace crochet over layers of yellow chiffon was especially noteworthy.


Bibhu Mohapatra for MYHABIT.com -- Limited Edition T-Shirt


Custom T Shirt

The graphics include a recent sketch of mine from my fall 2011 collection, look # 15 and a favorite quote of mine from Greek folk hero Aesop.

The inspiration: To me style has everything to do with ones inner quality. It is essential to locate those key qualities to establish ones own very individual style. Clothes on their own don't define style on their own.


Boston Neiman Marcus Trunk Show and Appearance by designer, Bibhu Mohapatra

Boston Neiman Marcus Trunk Show and Appearance 

by designer, Bibhu Mohapatra
Tuesday, May 10th
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please stop by and introduce yourself


Miss Karen Gordon wearing a custom dress by designer Bibhu Mohapatra

Miss Karen Gordon wearing a custom dress by designer Bibhu Mohapatra to The Marriage of H.R.H. Prince William of Wales, K.G. with Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey, 29th April, 2011


Fall 2011 Bibhu Mohapatra Collection Presentation Video

Fall  2011  Bibhu Mohapatra Collection Presentation Video
The Box, Lincoln Center
New York, NY

Bloomberg: Scene Last Night: Fashion Prince Bibhu Mohapatra's Goat Hair

  • Scene Last Night: 
  • Fashion Prince Bibhu Mohapatra's 
  • Goat Hair...
By Amanda Gordon - Feb 16, 2011 12:57 PM ET

High above Manhattan, Bibhu Mohapatra celebrated his Fashion Week outing with cocktails last night on the 46th floor of the Trump SoHo.
Floor-to-ceiling windows offered stunning pictures of the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and beyond.
The skyline provided backdrops for guests such as fellow designer Prabal Gurung and model Anjhula Singh Bais, a blogger for Vogue India.
It was a tranquil scene compared with Fashion Week’s Lincoln Center base, where temporary tents were sandwiched between the David H. Koch Theater and the Metropolitan Opera House.
Earlier, the designer’s 33 models sported crow’s feathers at their neck or long gowns in blue and plum. For the woman who needs to be noticed, there was a bolero in long goat hair.

“The collection is about the conflict of extreme opposites that we carry in our minds: good versus evil, darkness versus light,” Mohapatra said.


Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Fall 2011 - Fashion and Design News and Trends - WWD.com

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Fall 2011 - Fashion and Design News and Trends - WWD.com

Bibhu Mohapatra RTW Fall 2011

Posted TUESDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2011


“A collection of complementary extremes,” is how Bibhu Mohapatra described his fall lineup. He drew on Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” and “the journey of self, darkness and light, and black magic” it entailed. That’s a lot to express through eveningwear. In fact, the only thing Mohapatra’s collection seemed to have in common, at least superficially, with Salem society of yore was a flair for the dramatic. The gowns and cocktail dresses were darkly seductive and extremely sophisticated, a sensibility heightened by inky feathered gloves. These were not simple clothes. They were done in deep jewel tones and decorated with structural folds and asymmetric cuts. One ultrasexy, slinky black gown was spliced high around the neck with a single long sleeve, slit under the arm, done in shiny black sequins. Daywear was as dressed up as it gets with modern takes on luxe furs and worn over draped trousers and thick, pleated skirts. Mohapatra said his sales have been steadily doubling every season, and it’s easy to see why stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Hirshleifer’s find his clothes distinctive.


When he knew he wanted to be a designer: At age 13


Bibhu Mohapatra
 Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur
 NYC; hails from Orissa, India
First thing he consumes in the a.m.: The news. “I read theNY Times on my iPhone while in bed.”

How he stays fit:  Stays physically fit by running, walking and doing yoga, and keeps mentally fit by escaping to the country on weekends to cook and read

Wearing: Vintage pea coat; Albertelli cashmere scarf; Targett-shirt; Pepe jeans

Personal style: Tough-smart

When he knew he wanted to be a designer: At age 13

If he weren’t a designer, what he’d be: An architect

Other designers he admires: Azzedine Alaia, Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh

Advice he’d give to anyone entering his field:  “Strike the balance between art and commerce, creativity and practicality.”

Advice on how you can dress your best:  “Peek into yourself and there lies the clues.”

Wardrobe essentials: “Tailored crisp white shirts, tailored jacket and slim-fit raw denim.”

Favorite item in his current collection: The "Date" dress

What he'd never be caught dead wearing: A wig—“unless I’m at a costume ball.”

Cheap thrill: Wes Craven movie marathon

Worth the splurge: A pair of handmade boots from a favorite Florentine shoemaker and the finest cologne

Signature scent: Terre D'Hermes

Always in his bag: A sketch book

Fave eateries: Cafe Luxembourg, Freemans, Bar Boulud, and Flor de Mayo “for the best roast chicken in the whole world."

Top online shop: Amazon

Fave real-world shops: Bergdorf Goodman in NYC and Harvey Nichols and Browns in London

Book that's bedside now: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

All-time fave travel destination: Yalikavak, on the Aegean coast of Turkey

How he's reducing his carbon footprint: Bicycling to work and walking a lot

Charities he supports:  The Komen FoundationBreakthrough, and New Yorkers for Children

Photo by Bruno Gaget

Bibhu Mohapatra Fall2011



Bibhu Mohapatra Fall2011

This collection which took place a couple of days ago at the Box of Lincoln Center was packed to the roof with heavies. All the top stores led by Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo were jostling through the crush to get a closer look. There were looks for day and evening all cleverly woven together on a central platform. Periodically the models would shift position so that ones that were sitting would walk then stand and vice versa. In this way you saw the clothes move and shift position which showed the collection's cohesion. Everything was rich in detail. Fur combined with leather over sleek trousers and sexy blouses along with great coats over dresses for day. The mood became more complex for evening with dresses and gowns that were almost cubist in their construction. From one angle some were all artful draping and then from another angle they possessed a series of shifting planes. They looked architectural with a marriage of the solid with the liquid.

Bibhu is one of the few designers who never settles for an easy solution. His interests lie in the studied and complex nature of design. I admire his commitment and the fact that he's hands on. You can see clearly the love and effort that goes into the creation of his collections. Too few designers today roll up their sleeves and do the actual work.

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