Bibhu Mohapatra Fall Winter 2023 Collection at New York Fashion Week, On February 13th, 2023, Bibhu Mohapatra unveiled his Fall Winter 2023 collection during New York Fashion Week.
Showcasing a collection steeped in history, artistic influence, and a powerful message of inclusivity, 37 of our most signature and ultra-feminine looks strutted down one of the most prestigious runways in the world and were celebrated exceptionally by industry stalwarts, audience and buyers alike.
In addition to the loyal clients, buyers and fashion directors from major retailers and editors from major publications worldwide, the guests included the likes of June Ambrose, Prabal Gurung, Steven Kolb of the CFDA, Fern Mallis, Waris Ahluwalia, Young Paris, Diala Makki and Pritika Swarup.
When asked about his inspiration for this powerful collection, Creative Director and Founder Mohapatra said, “I have been looking to the life and works of someone who has been influencing me for a long time. Nancy Cunard: the heiress, muse, author and political activist, who played a pivotal role in the significant historical events that occurred during her lifetime. Artists, writers, social workers, photographers, musicians—they all found that unique flame in Nancy that made her a muse and a collaborator to all of them.
Known for her avant-garde, eccentric and interesting sense of style, Cunard lived a fascinating life of love, passion, influence and eventually, self-destruction. For her courage and tireless fight against inequality and racial injustice, Nancy Cunard is always going to be my hero and I dedicate my Fall 2023 collection to her life.”
The collection was replete with handcrafted embellishments and wearable modern elegance, the house’s signature design style. Textiles were sourced from all over the world for this presentation, including custom guipure laces, Japanese cady, lush corduroy, silk faille, metallic tweed, and plant based leather. A rich and restrained color palette of burgundy, stone, chartreuse, ivory, and ice blue, compliment the architectural yet fluid silhouettes. Also seen were incredible custom developed embroidery designs inspired by art-deco motifs that are hand embroidered by the artisans of India.
As a nod to Bibhu Mohapatra’s love for artisanship, the collection was styled with luxurious cashmere scarves and shawls from Janavi India, a 25-year old global luxury label from India and Mohapatra’s styling partner for this show. Other partnerships include UNITE hair by Diego Miranda, makeup by Jenny Smith. Guests at the show enjoyed a special sensory experience of Davana Cedre, a beautiful scent created by our fragrance partner, LilaNur Parfums.
Collection was styled by a long-time friend of the brand, Cat Pope.
The Bibhu Mohapatra Fall Winter 2023 Collection is now available at the brand’s flagship store in NYC, located at 174 Duane Street, as well as esteemed retail partners worldwide.