NEW YORK -- Indian American designer
The inspiration: Man Ray's photographs of muses Kiki du Montparnasse and Lee Miller.
The look: Arty sophisticate. A black and white mosaic jacquard beaver fur coat. A black leather jacket belted over a black-and-white mosaic print pencil skirt. Gold crepe drop shoulder gown. Navy gown with laser cut black leather bodice and puff sleeves. Striking graphite foiled velvet finale gown. Dadaist-inspired architectural wedge heels.
The verdict: With a keen color sense, an eye for unusual details and a distinctively modern approach to dressing up, Mohapatra proved he is a designer to watch.