BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BIBHU MOHAPATRA
Article by Laura Galvan
BWTV: Can you define the power of clothes in your own terms?
BM: Yes, Clothes have the ultimate power of basically bringing out the core within. Meaning the clothes are most powerful when they bring out the actual characteristics and the actual nature of the person wearing it…instead of hiding it and instead of trying to transform into something else. For me, clothes enhance more of who you are then hiding who you are.
BWTV: Whats your motivation and inspiration behind your Fall Collection?
BM: Man Ray the photographer and his muses. Most of them are artist from the Dada movement and their characteristics. Some of them are eccentric, some of them are extremely creative and brilliant.
BWTV: What can we expect to see in terms of color and structure and the construction of the clothes?
BM: A beautiful color pallet- I am really happy with the colors. It is a lot of neutrals, grays and stones- ivory and navy and there is pops of gold. There is teal like jewel tones to liven it up. There is lots of white and stone color with a lot of textures and wash leather and alligator skin.
BWTV: As a designer where do you hope to see yourself in 5 years?
BM: In the most closets all over the world.