The 37-year-old Indian born designer, Bibhu Mohapatra is poised to join the ranks of Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra and Jason Wu. He started his label in 2009 after eight years in J. Mendel as the Creative Director and Hollywood is lapping up his designs. Elisabeth Moss and Hillary Swank are fans of Bibhu Mohapatra.
Bibhu’s speaciality is Ball Gowns and he sells from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) selected him to participate in its Fashion Incubator program, an initiative to help 12 emerging designers based in New York grow their labels by providing them studio space in the heart of the garment district and business mentorships.
Forbes goes on to write, “What makes Mohapatra’s dresses so special? For one, he has a great sense of color: cinnamon, deep emerald, cerulean, gold–colors, the designer says, inspired by his native India. For two, his creations are often have an element of surprise: He’ll trim an aqua silk column with gold titanium or make a coat out of woven peacock feathers. (The lavish embroidery and beading on his dresses are done in India.)