LIVES: New York, New York
LABEL: Bibhu Mohapatra
SOLD: Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Lane Crawford in China, and boutiques around the world
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After earning a master’s at Fashion Institute of Technology, the Orissa, India native landed at J. Mendel and rose from an assistant to design director. He launched his eponymous label in 2009, and since then Mohapatra and his collections of women’s ready-to-wear, couture, and fur have been featured in Marie Claire, Time, and VOGUE, among other publications. Mohapatra was a nalist for the 2014 International Woolmark Prize; last year he designed a collection of diamond jewelry with Forevermark. He has dressed a number of celebrity clients, including First Lady Michelle Obama.
“These clothes empower the wearer, making her more of who she is rather than changing her into someone else.” - Bibhu Mohapatra
Photograph Courtesy of Bibhu Mohapatra