India's Bibhu Mohapatra brings Tibet to New York runway
NEW YORK (AFP) - Indian fashion designer Bibhu Mohapatra on Wednesday unveiled his fall/winter 2014 collection in New York, created for the global woman inspired by the beauty and colours of Tibet.
The 41-year-old award-winning designer, who has dressed First Lady Michelle Obama, sent 41 breathtaking looks down the runway, confections of plum, black, ivory, bronze, red and neutrals.
For outerwear, he showcased luxurious mink coats and mink vests. There was a beautiful alligator coat with sable trim and cropped bomber jackets with raccoon collars.
A hazy mountain scene appeared again and again: printed across a pencil skirt, a shift dress, an off-the-shoulder satin gown and an organza strapless ball gown.