All shows
collections

Bibhu MohapatraFall Winter 2014 New York

Runway Review
2/12/2014 Natalie Cantell

Know for famously dressing First Lady Michelle Obama, Bibhu Mohapatra showed an AW14 collection inspired by the landscapes and spirit of Tibet.

An exquisite color palette juxtaposed paler moments of ivory and grey with murky greens, blacks, plums and burgundies, and finally mustards, golds and reds appeared as if the most natural thing in the world. Lines reached across garments like stretches of horizon, rising to a crescendo with the final dramatic look, an exquisite dawn landscape dress.

A note on accessories: Mohapatra included some of the most lust-worthy of the week. Specifically, the diagonally cut half-gloves that made the models appear as though they’d dipped their hands in black candle wax.

The refined range produced creations skewed towards both his uptown and downtown markets. While there was plenty present for old money and conservative clientele (pencil skirts, mink coats, elegant trousers), cool kids would leave satisfied with some of the most memorable looks: a structured camel tee cut to a diagonal to expose a red insert, long-sleeved sliver cocktail dresses that continued the theme with with sheer horizontal stripes, and an unforgettable bleached cropped leather bomber jacket with raccoon sleeves and huge collar that made for a refreshingly modern silhouette.

If by chance you’ve failed to notice, at some point fur apparently crept in and became socially acceptable both on the runway and street-style galleries this MBFW. Perhaps it’s the current sub-arctic climate rendering it temporarily forgivable, but it’s been a long time since mink has inspired such longing looks from a (possibly frost-bitten) front row.

View Runway
2/12/2014 Natalie Cantell

Know for famously dressing First Lady Michelle Obama, Bibhu Mohapatra showed an AW14 collection inspired by the landscapes and spirit of Tibet.

An exquisite color palette juxtaposed paler moments of ivory and grey with murky greens, blacks, plums and burgundies, and finally mustards, golds and reds appeared as if the most natural thing in the world. Lines reached across garments like stretches of horizon, rising to a crescendo with the final dramatic look, an exquisite dawn landscape dress.

A note on accessories: Mohapatra included some of the most lust-worthy of the week. Specifically, the diagonally cut half-gloves that made the models appear as though they’d dipped their hands in black candle wax.

The refined range produced creations skewed towards both his uptown and downtown markets. While there was plenty present for old money and conservative clientele (pencil skirts, mink coats, elegant trousers), cool kids would leave satisfied with some of the most memorable looks: a structured camel tee cut to a diagonal to expose a red insert, long-sleeved sliver cocktail dresses that continued the theme with with sheer horizontal stripes, and an unforgettable bleached cropped leather bomber jacket with raccoon sleeves and huge collar that made for a refreshingly modern silhouette.

If by chance you’ve failed to notice, at some point fur apparently crept in and became socially acceptable both on the runway and street-style galleries this MBFW. Perhaps it’s the current sub-arctic climate rendering it temporarily forgivable, but it’s been a long time since mink has inspired such longing looks from a (possibly frost-bitten) front row.


Select
SEASONS & CITY