Bibhu Mohapatra’s FW 2015 collection was a homage to his father, who passed away in December. The Mohapatra woman is still the same–elegant, feminine and sophisticated–but with a more restrained, serious flair.
With an abundance of of black and white—a mourning color in India, meant to represent a new beginning—the collection wasn’t short on pops of color either (note the electric blue pumps). What stole the show were the textures–broadtail, embroidery, and luxurious crocodile skin, combined in the most sleek way. Flowy dove grey and off-white evening numbers made a chic final statement.
Last year the designer was influenced by writer, activist, and shipping heiress Nancy Cunard, and this time French sculptor Camille Claudel and Irish revolutionary Maud Gonne were cited as his muses.