Bibhu Mohapatra debuted his Spring/Summer 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Skylight Moynihan Station - The Dock.
His elegant designs express his love of Indian fabrics, vibrant colors, and the crafts of his native land. A self-proclaimed "emotional designer," Mohapatra's collection conveyed personal and imaginative sentiments.
For his SS17 collection, Mohapatra was inspired by, "The women muses of La Belle Époque; ("The Beautiful Era"), a pre-war, Parisian era, characterized by flourishing art and literature, optimism, prosperity and technological and cultural innovations. With this collection, I am trying to give long due credit to the many unnamed muses who inspired the world of arts and culture during this prolific Era."
Mohapatra collaborated with Christian Louboutin this season and showed his SS17 collection with exclusive footwear.
Bibhu Mohapatra also designed a diamond jewelry collection with Forevermark India and will accessorize the models in the show with pieces from his very own Forevermark "Artemis" Collection.
Bibhu's Forevermark "Artemis" collection launched in April 2016 with 22 pieces, and this NYFW show celebrateed the expansion of the "Artemis collection with a variety of new pieces. This is the third consecutive NYFW show that Bibhu has chosen to accessorize the models in his show with Forevermark diamonds, and the first show that accessorized with his own pieces from his design collaboration with Forevermark.
Alysia Reiner, Anita Alvarez, Allison Rockefeller, Bridget Helene, Brooke Hil, Caila Quinn, Chanel Country, Christina Milian, Jasmine Sanders, Kaitlynn Carter, Kelsey White, Kristi Castlin, Luanna Perez-Garreaud, Lyne Renee, Mariya Koroleva, Nzingha Prescod, Patina Miller, SYMON, Tess Witherspoon, Young Paris were amongst the A-Listers at the show.
Later that night, NYC influencers and notables including Andrew Warren, Ralph Souffrant, Gaia Matisse, AndrewAndrew, Dorinda Medley of "RHONY" and more came out to celebrate the after-party with Quintessentially Lifestyle at Squares, a new vision of NoMad nightlife from Quality Branded, before officially opening to the public on Sept. 22.
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