In his signature style, Bibhu Mohapatra wowed at NYFW S/S2015. Immaculate drapery, rich vibrant silks, and divine colors floated across the runway with ethereal grace and effortless beauty. Formerly a designer for J. Mendel, Mohapatra has never seemed to disappoint with his collections since the inception of his eponymous line in 2008.
This season the collection favored floor and midi length evening gowns in heavily-draped, almost metallic silks. Hints of geometric prints with carefully placed florals added interest to many of the read-to-wear designs. Elaborate and chic matching two-sets were also a highlight of the collection, and some of our personal favorite looks. The color scheme expanded from black and white to muted neutrals and vibrant jeweled reds and blues.
The Bibhu Mohapatra aesthetic is universal in its appeal. At times suitable for the red carpet, others for the coolest girl in the room, and for the classiest woman at the office. This season the runway was vamped up a bit more than usual with plummy lip colors and severe hair-dos.The collection was inspired by political activist Nany Cunard, her fiery spirit apparent in the decisive draping of the fabrics. No matter where you wear them, the pieces are timelessly elegant. Bravo, Mr. Mohapatra, you always leave us awestruck.
Photos courtesy of Grant Friedman.