In the pandemic Bibhu Mohapatra was up for the challenge of creating a new collection during these trying times. He thought back to the first collection that he conceived in the 2008 recession – the dream of a fashion line was fuel enough to create. COVID-19 has definitely depleted many of us of creativity, however, Mohapatra’s newest collection had an array of colors and silhouettes that the designer thought of during the pandemic.
Bibhu kept with his green initiative by assembling a collection made with vegan leather. The shape of many of his dresses were fit and flare – the designer executed the gathering of fabrics flawlessly. The applique on the clothing was absolutely stunning – it brought out the uniqueness of each garment.
I felt that the fashion film put a modern twist on classic clothing. The background of the fashion film looked like it was vintage New York – which contrasted with the contemporary clothing.