NEW YORK -- Up-and-coming Indian American designer
The look: Pretty but sophisticated.
The focus: Color and movement.
Key pieces: Sleeveless, micro-pleated, pink and floral silk twill shirt dress. Black ponte trousers with inverted pink side pleats, worn with a sleeveless pink floral blouse. Pretty version of the sleeveless peplum blouse (which has been ubiquitous on the runways this week) in pleated white cotton poplin, worn with a black embroidered pencil skirt. Fuchsia, one-shoulder, embroidered stretch faille cocktail dress with draped skirt. Black-and-white "fracture jacquard" gown.
The verdict: He is really hitting his stride. It was good to see Mohapatra, who is primarily an evening wear designer, branch out more into daywear.