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In pix: A fashion show inspired by Charles Dickens

By Rediff Get Ahead Bureau
February 13, 2018 16:41 IST
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What transpires when a novel inspires fashion! 

Designer Bibhu Mohapatra, who is known for his dramatic collections, chose to go down the creative route for his Bibhu Mohapatra.

Inspired by painter Francesco Clemente's portraits from the 1998 adaptation of the film Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, he explored the unusual relationship between two characters from the book, Miss Havisham and her adopted daughter Estella.

Take a look!

Bibhu at NYFW

When the models strode down the runway, it felt like characters coming out from the pages of the novel. All photographs: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


Bibhu at NYFW

The focus of the collection was on confident women. The designer embraced diversity by getting models of all colours to walk for his show.  


Bibhu at NYW

Bedazzled looks and sweeping gowns, this collection had all the right elements to floor you. 


Bibhu at NYFW

Mohapatra also launched Sashi by Bibhu, which featured several affordable separates, named after his mother.


Bibhu at NYFW

The designer played around with a fun color palette comprising plum, fuchsia, pink and grey. Through his collection the designer emphasised that USA was a nation built by immigrants. 
20 years ago, he himself was an immigrant he told the New York Post. Not wanting to let go of his Indian roots, Bibhu incorporated mini turbans in the collection. 


Bibhu at NYWF

The collection was about a woman finding her individuality. The designer used elements like lace, fur and thread work.


Bibhu at NYFW

The vibrant reds and pinks in the collection resembled orchids full of life, while the grey palette was used to explain the death of the flower.


Bibhu Mohapatra steps on the ramp at the end of the show. 

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