NEW YORK – Bibhu Mohapatra teamed up with Narayan Jewelers on September 8, for his S/S18 fashion show during New York Fashion Week.
While the jewelry was simple yet elegant, Mohapatra’s Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear collection wasn’t too spectacular compared to his previous Spring Ready-to-Wear collections.
This year his collection seemed to be made of outfits one would find at a high-end Macy’s or Nordstrom department store.
The outfits were made with a consistent striped pattern, although a few of them did contain some type of floral pattern and a couple of them were full with sparkles.
A specific green and blue striped print was used in several outfits at the beginning of the collection and though it was appealing to the eye at first, it became boring after a while as it was used in five different outfits overall; including two dresses, two skirts and a top.
The rest of the collection featured red, pink and white outfits in a pastel palette along with some black outfits including a netted one.
Even though a few outfits were highly appealing to the eye, such as a ‘nude’ colored dress with an orange and red floral pattern, a red floral dress that fell right beneath the knees, a long off-white dress with a red and black floral pattern on the top and a uniquely full length floral patterned dress; the rest of the outfits in the collection consisted of simple dresses that could work as Halloween costumes, unlike what his previous collections had to offer.
Mohapatra’s S/S18 fashion show also marked the debut for Narayan Jewelers, whose new festive collection is inspired by celestial bodies.
Their collection comprises of unique breathtaking jewels, crafted with beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced Forevermark diamonds, which are inspired by the universal concept of the solar system and their designs never repeat collections so that they can always match the synergy of their growing clientele.
Each 18 karat white gold celestial design is one of a kind and embodies galaxies, orbits, planets, moons, and stars realized in Forevermark diamonds.
“We are extremely proud to be associated with Bibhu Mohapatra for the New York Fashion week through our trusted partners, Narayan Jewellers. These elegant pieces designed by Narayan are inspired by the Forevermark Artemis collection, which go beyond traditional Indian jewellery and yet retain an heirloom value,” said Sachin Jain, President of Forevermark India.
“This collection by Narayan Jewellers highlights a central Forevermark diamond which emerges as the definitive, cosmic element in each design in 3 motifs-the sun, moon and stars,” he added.
“Our jewelry lines are a distinct combination of craftsmanship and fashion. Bibhu’s collection mirrors this philosophy and we are exceptionally proud to partner with him and Forevermark on this endeavor,” said Ketan Chokshi, owner of Narayan Jewellers.
Narayan Jewellers was founded in 1940 by Ambalal Chaturbhai Chokshi with a vision to meld fine craftsmanship with artistry and has now partnered with Forevermark by DeBeers.
Followers of the brand include Hollywood celebrities Dylan Penn, Lucy Watson who has sported their jewelry on the Oscars red carpet and Bollywood stars such as Bipasha Basu, Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora, Vidya Balan, Divya Khosla Kumar, and Tapsee Pannu.
Mohapatra is an Indian American fashion designer whose creations have been featured in various fashion magazines and has worked with J. Mendel before creating his own label known as Purple Label; former First Lady Michelle Obama was one of his clients.