Bibhu Mohapatra F/W18

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Bibhu Mohapatra’s latest collection was inspired by two characters of Great Expectations: Estella and Miss Havisham. The dynamic between a beautiful young girl and her adoptive mother played out throughout the collection, starting from the red and black satin opening number. The collection progressed from structured and stern pieces to more elegant and sophisticated pieces. The evolution was reminiscent of Estella separating from the shadows of her mother and growing up to be her own independent person.

Young Estella, as presented by bold floor-length gowns in vibrant colors is beautiful and strong. “I wanted to get the message out there that strength and confidence in women is everything,” said the designer backstage before the show. The embroidery work representative of India stood out, as well as the colorful fur coats. During the show, the designer also introduced Sashi by Bibhu, a capsule collection of separates and more casual pieces.

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