For his FW18 collection, Mohapatra was inspired by, “The works of Francesco Clemente and explores the Dickensian dynamics of love, neglect and love, forgiveness and censure, between Miss Havisham and beautiful Estella from the classic novel Great Expectations.”
His elegant designs were unveiled alongside his new capsule collection, titled Sashi by Bibhu. Sashi by Bibhu will be introduced in the upcoming Fall season as a collection that offers dresses and outerwear, along with sporty separates at introductory price points with Bibhu’s same standard of quality. Affectionately named for his mother who played an integral part in his path to fashion, art and design, the collection is aimed at a new generation of consumers to his collection.
For embellishments, Mohapatra collaborated once again with Preciosa, the leading producer and global supplier of premium Bohemian crystals, zirconia and nanogems. “It’s a true pleasure to see our crystals utilized in such a masterful way,” said Tereza Sikulova, Head of Design for Preciosa Components. “Mr. Mohapatra’s exquisite embroidery showcased throughout this collection is simultaneously delicate and profound, and a wonderful testament to his insightful ability to incorporate the perfect hint of sparkle into his pieces.”
Jewelry was provided by Jensen, from their Lalallae Collection and Forevermark. “We are extremely proud to be associated with Bibhu Mohapatra once again for his New York Fashion week FW18 show through our trusted partners, Narayan Jewellers. These elegant pieces designed by Narayan have been inspired by the Forevermark Artemis collection, which go beyond traditional Indian jewellery whilst retaining an heirloom value. Each one of our Forevermark diamonds is expertly crafted and individually selected for its exceptional qualities. Inscribed with a unique identification number and Forevermark icon, less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are eligible to become Forevermark. This collection by Narayan Jewellers highlights the beauty of our Forevermark diamonds which emerge as the definitive, cosmic element in each design.” said Sachin Jain, President Forevermark.
Notable attendees at the show included: Nastia Liukin, Sarah Rafferty, Amy Forsyth, Lindsey Morgan, Nafessa Williams, Chloe Lukasiak, Ariel Mortman, Margot Bingham, Bea Miller, Sharam Diniz, Afiya Bennet, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff, June Ambrose, Ty Hunter
Styling: Anya Ziourova
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Make Up: Marc Reagan for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Hair: Sean James for FHI Brands
Nails: Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer, Miss Pop for Zoya Nails
Music: Javier Peral
Crystal Partner: Preciosa X Bibhu Mohapatra
Jewelry: Earrings: Artemis by Bibhu Mohapatra for Forevermark; Rings & Bracelets: George Jensen
Handbags: VBH Luxury
Headbands: Jennifer Behr
Venue: Spring Studios, Gallery II, 50 Varick Street New York, New York 10013