Bibhu Bags It
The time comes in every ready-to-wear designer’s career when it makes sense to expand into accessories. And the time is now for Bibhu Mohapatra. “I always wanted to do handbags because it provides a new kind of canvas to display my artistry,” the designer told Style.com. So Mohapatra teamed up with the London-based label, Bracher Emden, who gave him free reign to create a capsule collection. The inspiration for the bags was the Luna Moth, a rare creature that Mohapatra spotted while he was upstate in Cooperstown this summer designing costumes for Aida. All three variations feature suede cutouts and printed patchwork motifs taken directly from the clothing that will appear at the Spring 2013 show tomorrow. The capsule will be available for purchase through Bracher Emden, and on Mohapatra’s soon-to-be e-commerce platform, which will also house some of the accessories from his past shows. Here, Style.com has a first look before the bags hit the runway. Catch Bibhu Mohapatra’s Spring 2013 show, tomorrow, September 12 at 9 a.m.