Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bibhu Mohapatra S/S '11

Bibhu Monhapatra was one of the shows I had no idea I was invited to until the morning of when I got to the tents and scanned in! Luckily I was able to attend, as the presentation was quite lovely! The collection was an homage "to Sixties Americana and the real American woman," specifically to Faye Dunaway in "The Thomas Crown Affair." The round sunglasses and amazing berets, by Victor Osborne, definitely lent to that!

With a heavy focus on eveningwear (apparently his customers actually told his stores they wanted more cocktail and gowns than sportswear this season! I guess some people are still glamming it up in this economy), there was artful pleating and draping, beaded embellishment and frothy tulle.
I was particularly enamored with his woven silk linen items, check out this close-up of a skirt I would kill to have! It's all about the amazing details with Bibhu, and I fully expect to see more great things in the future!