Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2011 Review

Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2011 RTW

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Looks from the Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2011 collection


SHOW: Bibhu Mohapatra

THEME: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, infused with black magic

ACCESSORIES: Gold chokers and feathered gloves

SPOTTED AT THE PRESENTATION: Prabal Gurung

HAIR: Yann Varin for L'Oréal

MAKEUP: Lyne for M.A.C.

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: Chic coven wear

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season, Bibhu Mohapatra's Fall 2011 collection was themed around a modernized retelling of The Crucible. Theatrical smoke machines combined with heavily smoky eyes created a dramatic seasonal début.

The overall palette was muted and dark, heavy on the black. Geometrical dresses had moments of olive, bronze-gold, and pewter. Mohapatra presented clothes based around one common concept, bewitching evening wear, although there were sprinkles of more formalized day wear throughout.

A veteran of J. Mendel, Mohapatra played with the heavy usage of fur: a collared cape in off-white with fine detailing around the neckline; an A-line jacket with ballooned, fur-propelling sleeves; and subtle matte-black-fur-and-feather gloves.

In essence, the man himself portrayed high-drama evening wear with gothic sophistication. With bouffants that bordered on Bride of Frankenstein styling, Mohapatra's presentation had a tinge of haunted fun house (or overly chic coven) with Bibhu as the ringleader. The burning incense and Mozart soundtrack only added to the aura of witchy ways.

SEE THE FALL 2011 RUNWAY COLLECTIONS.


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