Behind the scenes with Bibhu Mohapatra

Bibhu Mohapatra might be considered to be the new kid on the block seeing that his line is just over 3 years old but don’t let that mislead you. His small (but growing) label is making big waves in the fashion world. I was honored to have had the chance to meet the talented (and charming) Bibhu through my adorable friends at Kiss My Face (click here for their story) and the rest…well, the rest is this post ;)
I went down to the garment district to visit Bibhu in his studio and I wanted to share with you all a little bit of what goes on inside a designer’s studio before New York Fashion Week…so don’t just stand there…ring the buzzer and come on in…

First off, I shot his absolutely talented and dedicated team cutting, sewing, measuring and above all listening to Bibhu’s direction…everyone was working hard to make the smallest of details perfection and honestly, I can’t imagine the amount of stress that they must feel during the days before the show but the energy in the studio seemed focus and dare I say…calm?!! But I think good energy leads to great work…so they may be onto something with their zen-like vibes ;)

Of course I did not shoot any pictures of the pieces which will debut next week (you’ll just have to wait and see those beauties pop up all over the blogosphere) but I did want to give you guys an idea about his designs. Below you can enjoy some of my favorite looks from his Resort 2013 collection. Two things I feel describe his clothing: impeccable tailoring and elegant lines. I wanted to take every single piece and add it to my wardrobe.

And one of the coolest things I saw while going through his clothes…the tag inside all his items.


Yep, these fabulously gorgeous designs are made in right here in New York City…now that is definitely something you don’t see everyday.And lastly, I wanted to share with a very classy, sophisticated, intelligent lady that adores his designs…yes, that’s the absolutely fabulous First Lady Michelle Obama rocking Bibhu’s beautiful printed dress from his Resort 2013 collection…and I have to say, Mrs. Obama looks every bit the style icon I have grown to believe she is.I hope you enjoy this tour of Bibhu’s studio and that you’ll remember his name because trust me, he’s moving rapidly in this fashion world and I have little doubt that soon we’ll be seeing even more of him on the red carpet and beyond.


Also, for full post on what I am wearing, you can click here.

Happy Fashion Week, Friends!!


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Miami Beach fashion blogger, Martha Dominguez, shares her insight on fashion, art, music, travel and lifestyle.
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82 Responses to Behind the scenes with Bibhu Mohapatra

  1. Love the black patterned dress and blouse, gorgeous! You are so pretty, I looked all your other posts, it is a great blog.
    Olga ;o)

  2. Wow! There are some truly georgeous pieces out there! Love it! You also look amazing!

  3. Chris Ed says:

    Lovely review! This brand is amazing and the pieces are so unique and well made!
    kisses chris

  4. Hi, I am your new follower, thank you for stopping by at my blog and for your nice comments!

  5. Alba says:

    Thank you for your comment :)

    That dress is adorable!

  6. Joana Sá says:

    Hi dear
    Thanks for your comment some weeks ago on my blog
    Lovely your LBD

    Kiss kiss.*Jo

  7. Kimberly says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! LOVEE his work so much, especially that yellow dress.. *drools*
    Twitter: Sensiblestylist

  8. Really chic and charming collection.

  9. Lisa says:

    Martha what an amazing experience to be able to go to a show room and get such a behind the scenes look. Great post with such detail, his pieces are stunning, I am already eyeing some of those yellow dresses! :)

    • Hi Lisa,
      It was a great great opportunity and I was really fortunate to be able to get to know him. His work is really beautiful and I think you will see a lot of him in the future :)

  10. Fantastic post – what a great insight behind the scenes. His designs are incredible – such a talent. You look gorgeous too…fab dress & pumps. Have a great week, Avril x

  11. Clara Turbay says:

    Cool ways to display what is fashionable.

  12. Kacie says:

    Looks like fun! I love the long sleeved yellow dress, gorgeous.

  13. Kristina says:

    Oh wow I love all of the prints. So bold but still feminine.


    Kristina does the Internets

  14. Amy says:

    beautiful pieces! can’t wait to see what he debuts next week.

    Leopard and Lillies

  15. Allison says:

    What a great opportunity! His designs are really gorgeous- I love the prints. I can’t wait to see his new collection. :)
    A’s Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

  16. Love all the dresses! Such pretty patterns. Great pics and post!

  17. Love your dress!!! so elegant!!! xxx

  18. Arden says:

    Oh, you look so beautiful… I really love your dress! xx

  19. Lyosha says:

    So interesting! thanks for sharing! can’t wait his new collection!

    Inside and Outside Blog

  20. Haylee Mae says:

    That’s so cool! Such wonderful pictures :)



  21. Tijana says:

    Very nice post! Designs and patterns are truly amazing, and I love the tags as well!
    Btw I love your covers on every story and fact that you find time to answer to every single comment. You are such a lovely person! xoxo

    • Hi Tijana,
      Thank you for your lovely comment.
      As for responding, I think it’s important because all of you take the time out of your day to write me…and I need to let you all know how much I value that…so responding is my way of showing you that your comment matters to me.
      Thank you for writing so often ;)

  22. Thanks for the tour behind the scenes! It’s always fun to see what goes on in a fashion studio!

    Hope you have a great week, doll!

    Holly Foxen Wells

    • I totally agree!!
      I had never been in a studio before fashion week and it was really exciting to get a chance to see them working on dresses that have yet to be seen ;)

  23. love this post and also your blog! It’s so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  24. Anonymous says:

    Love these behind the scenes photo


  25. What a pretty LBD. You look beautiful! The black patterned dress looks amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  26. Diana Marks says:

    wow! amazing post! you got me very interested in the brand ;)

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

  27. fantastic pics <3<3 love your dress <3<3

  28. borka gamero says:

    Lovely pictures and great way to show us how beautiful pieces are made… Have a great week doll!

  29. Maya H says:

    wooow you are so lucky!! I am pretty sure that you have an amazing experience there :)

  30. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for sharing Martha….love your LBD!!


  31. Iva Grbesic says:

    What beautiful clothing. Thanks for introducing me to a new label.
    You look stunning! Great dress and I love the nude shoes.


  32. Anonymous says:

    If you would like to become a producer of Bibhu’s spring 2013 Fashion show please go to Kickstarter
    and become a supporter and producer of the show next week in New York

  33. Mary Ann says:

    I love this behind the scenes peek into Bibhu’s workshop and the cute labels are awesome. Totally lovin’ Michelle Obama’s look, too. ;-)

  34. amazing blog! keep posting! would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin?

  35. ola says:

    Love your look here. So chic!
    Great blog btw, I’m following on GFC and Bloglovin. :)


  36. Loulou says:

    I love this post. So neat that you could show us the goings on in the studio right before fashion week. His clothes look gorgeous, (as do you, I might add)!


    • Thank you, Loulou!!
      You are so sweet.
      His clothes are really beautiful…I honestly wanted to take all the pieces home with me but they are slightly out of my budget ;)

  37. Lovely, Martha! And I’m so happy we got to hang in NYC. XO

  38. Thank you for sharing! The fez print dress is so BEAUTIFUL! Such a classic design! Love the underlying tone of Indian-ness in his collection! :) BTW you look adorable in that black dress! :****

  39. June says:

    Wow this is such a wonderful opportunity! Amazing post! I attended a show of his at lakme fashion week this march and I must say his creations are stunning!!

    • I can’t believe you had a chance to go….he told me it was totally insane. Packed house, big press and stars…sounds absolutely fabulous ;)
      Did you see his pictures from his most recent show?
      The dresses are gorgeous!!!

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  41. Kimberly says:

    Hi Martha,

    First off, thank you for commenting on my Bibhu Mohapatra show post on

    I really enjoyed your post as well! It is so different from all the other ones that were written about the show. Yours provides a fresh and relaxed take on the talented designer and his crew. I love your pictures and agree with you on the clothes!

    Looking forward to discovering your blog :)

    xx Kim