Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2014

Article by Raymond Mei
Photo by Merry Wu

“Inspired by the theories of human movement and expression, the Spring 2014 collection draws reference from the methods that lead modern and expressionist dance – defying any limitation or regulation of self-expression and defining the modern woman.”

Who attended the show: Olivia Palermo, Nicole Trufino, Waris Ahluwalia, and Audi Martel and Eric Stamile of Le Blonde (The latest song, “Peacock” from Le Blonde debuted during the Bibhu Mohapatra SS14 runway show today.)

Bibhu Mohapatra is a New York based and Indian born luxury womenswear designer. Before launching his eponymous label at New York’s Fall 2009 fashion week, he was Design Director at J.Mendel for eight years. His label is currently sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and specialty boutiques in North America, Europe, Russia and the Middle East. To date, celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Glenn Close, Kristen Wiig, Elizabeth Moss and Emmy Rossum have all worn Bibhu’s designs, and he recently dressed the US First Lady, Michelle Obama.

In January 2010, Bibhu was a finalist in the Women’s Apparel 2010 Rising Star Award presented by the Fashion Group International. In May 2010 he received the Young Innovator Award from the National Arts Club and in June 2010, became a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Bibhu received the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award in January 2011.

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