Multi-award winning designer Bibhu Mohapatra drew from the 1930's for his Fall 2013 collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week. He took his black, white and grey palette from muses Kiki de Montparnasse and Lee Miller as photographed by Man Ray.
The structure and deconstruction of the Bauhaus and Dada movements of that era were represented in the constructed, architectural style lines of jackets and dresses. This was contrasted with the slowing metallic silks and velvets, putting the "silver" in silver screen beauty.
I loved the silhouettes of this time in fashion, especially as depicted by Hollywood. It was also refreshing to see one designer who wasn't inspired by Russian royalty this season. Bibhu, yet again, has created a beautiful collection with a clear, artistic theme that celebrates women intelligently.
photos by Kevin Sturman