Indian Fashion Police

Honest opinion about the Indian Fashion Scenario

Posts Tagged ‘Bibhu Mohapatra’

Bibhu Mohapatra’s Fall 2013 at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on February 15, 2013

Designer Bibhu Mohapatra presented his Fall 2013 collection at Mercedez Benz Fashion Week. The idea behind this collection was 1920s & 1930s in which the designer’s signature geometric prints were also seen. The styling was vintage with hair done up in side swept waves, dark lips combined with smokey eyes while handbags, clutch, vintage hats & platform heel completed the look.

The colours ranged from black, blue, grey, purple to amber yellow & pastels. The collection consisted of gowns, skirts, formal pants, tops, dresses, jackets &  stoles. A lot of fur & velvet was seen in Bibhu’s latest offering but it was the pastel colour gowns that I drew my attention as they were beautiful. Not a fan of the jackets as they lacked proper ‘fit’ which was also evident in few outfits as well.

Wish the designer would sway away from bulky fabrics and have more designs in lighter fabrics. Not a fan of this collection since I was hoping that Bibhu would come up with something new & much more fabulous as his last collection was.

Photo Courtesy :


Posted in Fashion Week | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Bibhu Mohapatra at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 13, 2012

Designer Bibhu Mohapatra showcased his collection at Mercedez Benz New York Fashion Week yesterday. Bibhu’s signature style of using fluid prints took a new high in this collection where the prints included designs of a butterfly’s metamorphosis in vivid colors. The lines of the silhouette were sharp and edgy. This collection had me on the use of cobalt blues, olive green and silver grey plus the alluring prints. Loved the red knee length dress which was showcased on the runway. This is definitely one of the alluring collection from designer Bibhu Mohapatra which I very much liked.

Courtesy :

Posted in Fashion Week | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Lakme Fashion Week Resort 2012 – Day 2

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on March 4, 2012

I always wonder, what makes a designer’s imagination run wild when they are thinking of new creations…………something that stands out of the rest. Hard for me to tell since I am just an audience or better a critic in this case who gives opinion via this space. But these are the ideas which set the trends sometimes rest others just fade away. So let’s just take a look at the alluring designs of Day 2 which IFP thinks will make a lasting impression.

Photo courtesy : & Tandem Communications

Bhairavi Jaikishan

Whenever I see a beautiful ‘Chantilly’ lace saree, the name Bhairavi Jaikishan does cross my mind. So I was thrilled to see the grand bridal lehengas and sarees by Bhairavi which were showcased at LFW for the very first time. The collection named as ‘The Sensous Woman’ fit the bill for summer weddings. The colour pallete moved from dull golds, pastels, to vibrant blues, pinks, turquoise, vermillions in tulles, nets and lame fabric. Color blocking was one of the prominent features of this collection and exquisite detail work always makes Bhairavi’s collection stand out. Model & actress Amy Jackson looked charming as she walked the runway in Bhairavi’s creation.  IFP loves this amazingly elegant collection for the bride who is a believer in heirloom.

Pia Pauro

Pia Pauro was the surprise of Day 2, with her vibrant collection I adore her ‘oh-so-fabulous’ collection. Inspired by tribal art & Arabian countries, the collection ‘Shamal’  had loads of prints, color and bling to it. Sundresses, comfy tunics, flowing kaftans, elegant saris, slinky evening wear along with resort wear like swimsuits, beach bags and handmade accessories. It was young and chic. Actress Tara Sharma donned a metallic detail work dress as a show-stopper for Pia. IFP Loves the youthful prints and the neon color which are sure to lift your mood this summer season.

Bibhu Mohapatra

For the very first time, designer Bibhu showcased his creations at Lakme Fashion Week…….he is a well-known Indian designer based in New York who has showcased his work at the prestigious New York Fashion Week. Bibhu knew how to impress the audience way back home with his recent collection which had more emphasis on the cut. I am in awe of the laser cut pattern and the knee-length dresses which spelt ‘seductive’ all over. Though I felt the gowns looked better on the international runway, the short dresses got my vote for the day. IFP loved Bibhu’s work for it’s simplicity, subtle detailwork and sophisticated look. If you are looking for a cocktail outfit which oozes loads of oomph, Bibhu’s creation might be the answer to your prayer.

Posted in Lakme Fashion Week | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

Bibhu Mohapatra at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on February 15, 2012

Indian origin Designer Bibhu Mohapatra showcased his latest Fall 2012 Collection which had stunning color and designs. The shimmering gowns, the alluring cocktail dress, winter jackets were the part of this collection. IFP brings an exclusive look at Bibhu’s recent works.

Photo courtesy :


Posted in Fashion Week | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Bibhu Mohapatra’s Fall 2011 Collection

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on February 16, 2011

Bibhu Mohapatra is one of the talented designer hailing from India who is making waves in the fashion industry abroad. He presented his recent Fall/Winter 2011 collection at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week which was inspired by ‘The Crucible’. Dark tones ruled the showcasing of his collection including styling. Cocktail dresses are definitely my favourite in this collection with wide legged pants coming a close second. But somehow I am not a fan of his gown creations. His used of fur on jackets and overcoats for this collection  is quite admirable. Though he has used alot of black in order to define the ‘Fall’ theme  plus his inspiration which is also dark in nature, I somehow think more colors might have made a slight difference to the collection like the jewel tones looked beautiful when combined with black. A pop of colour can really do wonders even in winters. The collection was demure yet very ladylike………..I like the collection which had the key element of wear-ability.

photo courtesy :

Posted in Fashion Week | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Bibhu Mohapatra showcases recent collection at NY Fashion Week

Posted by Indian Fashion Police on September 15, 2010

Indian origin Bibhu Mohapatra showcased his recent Spring/Summer 2011 collection at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week 2010. The colours were pretty sober with ash grey, navy blues, olive greens, beige, red wine maroons…………but somehow I missed the bright colours which were displayed in Prabal’s collection. A pop of colour here and there would have given some amazing results.

Fabrics like georgettes and net took centre stage…………….loved the way the entire line was styled with belts, oversized sunglasses and hats………………the collection did give a feel of New York.

Overall the collection was chic, stylish and wearable………………I feel that our Indian Designers can also take a cue to make clothes that are not just suitable for display but can be worn by their cleints. That is a difference I notice in the Fashion Weeks held in India and abroad.

Please click on the pics for added clarity.

Photo courtesy :

Posted in Fashion Week | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

%d bloggers like this: