Bibhu Mohapatra

Fashion Finale Judge

Lives: New York, New York

Résumé: Growing up with his family in India, Bibhu Mohapatra’s appreciation for sumptuous Indian fabrics and vibrant colors began at an early age. This initial exposure to textiles and garment construction still inspires Bibhu’s designs and permeates throughout the collections of his namesake label.

Bibhu is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and honed his skills as an assistant designer at the iconic American fashion label, Halston and then served as Design Director for the iconic French furrier J. Mendel before moving out on his own.

Bibhu’s eponymous label, Bibhu Mohapatra, launched its first collection during New York Fashion Week in 2009. Since then, the fashion house is being sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, SAKS, and Nordstrom, Lane Crawford in China, and other boutiques around the world.

Press: VOGUE, Marie Claire, ELLE, New York Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar

Photograph Courtesy of Designer