The famous Indian-American fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra has undoubtedly sewed his way into the closets and hearts of the most acclaimed ladies of Hollywood. His origin from India’s small-town Rourkela, Odisha did not deter his dreams of making it big.
Soon after completing his Masters in Economics from the Utah State University in 1996 he moved to New York City in 1997 to get himself enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology. While as yet learning, he was granted the Fashion Industry of Technology’s Critic’s honor for the “Best Evening Wear Designer of the Year”.
In 1999, Bibhu was named as Design Director of J Mendel, the French brand, and he spent the following decade changing over the brand to feature more youthful looks while developing the ready-to-wear collection of the brand.
His thoughts for the business have been given credit in renowned magazines such as Vogue, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2008, Bibhu launched his own label and since then there has been no looking back for him.
Last month, he unveiled another, a 25-piece capsule collection, named Sashi after his mother. It consists of energetic separates with a sharper value point designed to amplify his top-notch brand. Other than the name, the palette of his collection too demonstrated his emotional attachment, with rich purples, reds, and pinks all through. The dynamic of alternate extremes, in view of Charles Dickens’ characters Miss Havisham and her adopted little girl Estella of “Awesome Expectations,” additionally influenced the fall lineup.
He might be the most sought-after designer in the world of fashion and he may have dressed probably the most influential ladies in the US – including First Lady Michelle Obama, and a number of Hollywood stars, like Gwyneth Paltrow and Hillary Swank – be that as it may, on a basic level, Bibhu Mohapatra is as yet a modest kid from a small Indian town.