Former design directo
Sketches for Fall 2009.
Former design director of J.Mendel — he was with the brand for eight and a half years —Bibhu Mohapatra resigned from his post in September 2007 to focus on his own line, working on custom orders for private clients in the meantime. Expect to see his design heritage from J.Mendel shine through in his namesake line — evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and perhaps even furs — but there will be differences: "I want to develop my own language, to make clothes that are sophisticated without being over-the-top." He’s looking to Daphne Guinness and Japanese warriors' armor — his Fall 2009 inspirations — to help him out.