Bibhu Mohapatra’s brand of glamour is at its best kept simple. Stark looks like an easy black velvet jacket and pants with a cashmere turtleneck or a wine silk-velvet column gown were great examples of this. Speaking of the currently ubiquitous velvets, which have been highlighting many a fall collection, Mohapatra used it sparingly, sometimes mixing it with burnt satin organza for a top over a barathea skirt. There was plenty of color here, on solids, blocks and prints. Sometimes, the silhouettes or the way colors were mixed lowered the glare. Bright absinthe tulip trousers teamed with a mosaic organza beaded top were elegantly subdued under an ivory cashmere coat with sheared beaver cuffs. A color-blocked crepe pleated dress in wine and rust with black side insets was luxuriously paired with a natural Russian sable duster. Different from the rest of the run-of-show was the long-sleeved, mid-calf, flared, charcoal-embroidered ivory tulle dress. Here, the designer was more flirtatious than overtly sexy. The real winner here was the calf-length, off-the-shoulder sheath in a scale-embroidered organza. Stunning, sensually cut and simple.

 

By  on February 15, 2017

Bibhu Mohapatra’s brand of glamour is at its best kept simple. Stark looks like an easy black velvet jacket and pants with a cashmere turtleneck or a wine silk-velvet column gown were great examples of this. Speaking of the currently ubiquitous velvets, which have been highlighting many a fall collection, Mohapatra used it sparingly, sometimes mixing it with burnt satin organza for a top over a barathea skirt. There was plenty of color here, on solids, blocks and prints. Sometimes, the silhouettes or the way colors were mixed lowered the glare. Bright absinthe tulip trousers teamed with a mosaic organza beaded top were elegantly subdued under an ivory cashmere coat with sheared beaver cuffs. A color-blocked crepe pleated dress in wine and rust with black side insets was luxuriously paired with a natural Russian sable duster. Different from the rest of the run-of-show was the long-sleeved, mid-calf, flared, charcoal-embroidered ivory tulle dress. Here, the designer was more flirtatious than overtly sexy. The real winner here was the calf-length, off-the-shoulder sheath in a scale-embroidered organza. Stunning, sensually cut and simple.

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