17 posts tagged "Bibhu Mohapatra"
Stick around at a fashion week after party long enough, and it becomes very clear: Wine fuels this business. But no vintner has been more influential than Ecco Domani, the winery that’s given generously to the industry, in the form of its Fashion Foundation awards, for a decade. This morning, Ecco Domani announced the 2011 winners of the $25,000 grants, which will help to fund their New York fashion week presentations. They are: For womenswear, Bibhu Mohapatra, Mandy Coon (a Spring 2011 Mandy Coon look is pictured, left), Marcia Patmos for M. Patmos, and Maayan Zilberman and Nikki Dekker for The Lake & Stars; for menswear, Kyle Fitzgibbons for Native Son; for accessories, Pamela Love; and for sustainable design, Tara St. James for Study NY.
The 12 designers who now call the CFDA Fashion Incubator their home-away-from-home opened their doors to the press this morning for a meet-and-greet. When we strolled through, Prabal Gurung was shooting a video with NY1 and Waris Ahluwalia was handing out “Waris ♥’s You” pins (pictured) to lucky visitors. “It’s a fashion frat, only with better cocktails,” Justin Giunta jokes in our video tour of the new space. The atmosphere is certainly collegial, but it’s definitely more about work than play at 209 W. 38th Street. We asked Bibhu Mohapatra, who by luck of the draw landed the largest studio, if he ever feels pressure to stay as late as his peers. “The pressure doesn’t come from the other designers, it comes from the show date in September,” he told us. “But there have been times I’ve thought about not turning off the lights, closing the door, and sneaking out.” Lucky for him, he’s closest to the elevators. For a more in-depth look at the Incubator, watch this clip.