Getting To Know You: Bibhu Mohapatra

Getting To Know You: Bibhu Mohapatra

After 9 years at J.Mendel, Bibhu Mohapatra launched his eponymous collection to raves in February 2009. After winning the FGI's Rising Star Award last year, and given a studio space in the CFDA Incubator, he's showing Fall 2011 at Lincoln Center on February 15 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.. Call TJ and demand a seat! 
Name: Bibhu Mohapatra
Age: 37
Birthplace: Orissa, India
Animal of choice: Dogs
Hours of sleep: 7
Number: 7
Toothpaste: Mentadent
Word: "Requiem"
Drink: Water
Entree: grilled mediterranean white fish with vegetables
Best recent read: “The Eagle Dances With the Tiger” in The Economist
Body part: hands
Showtune: “ I Am What I Am”
Tool: A soldering iron
Intern's name: Von Eric
Favorite Tweeter: @PrabalGurung
Coffee order: whole milk, two cubes of sugar, and hot!
Day: Tuesday
Exercise: Breathing
Greatest expenditure: a three-month trip to Europe
Escape plan: A cottage over looking the Arabian Sea in South Goa, India.
Illicit crush: Tilda Swinton
What make you jealous?  Leisure
Dance: ...in the dark
Average monthly drycleaning bill:  $3 per shirt, 28 shirts per month...so $84.
Mode of transportation: subway
When did you give up your AOL account? I honestly never had one. No offense, AOL.

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