Bibhu Mohapatra is a fashion-cum-costume-designer of America having Indian origins.

He was born on the 7th of June, 1972, in the state of Odisha, India. He currently stays in NYC and is married to Bobby Beard. His fashion is quite popular all over the world. Top magazines like Marie Claire, Forbes, New York Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and many others have given him a few pages to showcase his talent and designs. Till 2008, he worked for the J. Mendel fashion company. After the spring of 2008, he decided to go independent. He created the Bibhu Mohapatra label and started working on it.

He primarily makes luxury clothing for women. He is also engaged in making high- end fashion and fur garments. He has sold clothes under this label in Frankfurt, and New York in America, where he lives, as well as in Mumbai and New Delhi, cities of his country of origin. Apart from these two nations, his work is well-known in Beijing, China, too. Bergdorf Goodman is a well-known luxury departmental Mart in New York where his fashions get sold. In other parts of the United States of America, clothes under the Bibhu Mohapatra label are sold by Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and also SAKS Fifth Avenue, which is one of America’s oldest departmental stores. In China, retail company Lane Crawford keeps the Bibhu Mohapatra label.

He designed professional costumes for Aida’s debut in New York. ‘Aida’ is an opera with its playwright being Guiseppe Verdi from Italy. His brand is known to be familiar with all prominent women of USA. Even Michelle Obama, the wife of the current President of the United States, Barack Obama, is known to have bought from him. Very recently, in 2016 itself, he designed diamond jewelry for Forevermark, which is titled ‘Artemis’. Going beyond earning profits, he donated to the society by creating handmade silk garments to benefit the local craftsmen of Odisha, his birth state. National Arts Club awarded him with the Young Innovator’s Award for his exquisite work in May 2010. In 2010, he was honoured with a membership in the Council of Fashion Designers of America. It is a not-for-profit organization created to raise the influence of American designers in the economy of the world. In 2013, his designs were displayed at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) of the Atlanta state of America. In 2013, his talent also brought him to the final level of receiving the International Woolmark Prize.

Charlotte Ronson

Charlotte Ronson is an English fashion designer born on August 7, 1977. She is the daughter of Laurence Ronson and Ann Dexter-Jones. Her father was a real estate mogul whereas her mother was a writer and a socialite. She was brought up under strict conditions from her parents, and she was never allowed to attend any concerts or other events. Charlotte has a twin sister named Samantha Ronson, who is a Disc Jockey (DJ) by profession, and an older brother Mark Ronson, a music producer, singer, and DJ. From her childhood, she was interested towards fashion designing but because of the strict family rules, she was unable to open up her dreams to her parents. She began the art of designing as her friends requested her to make various models for them. She then enrolled herself in the New York University and came out with flying colours and she is a degree holder in the Studio Art course. She acquired internships at various places such as Rolling Stone, Bazaar, and she also had the opportunity to work with famous fabricator Cynthia Rowley. These internships provided the necessary exposure and experience for her career. In 2000, she launched her own collection C. Ronson that gained immediate recognition and appreciation. She received compliments from various fashion publications in the year 2001. Soon, she planned to open her brand store on Elizabeth Street that is famous for shopping in Manhattan and she did succeed in doing so. In 2005, she renamed her collection to Charlotte Ronson, which has collaboration with a Japanese wardrobe company known by the name The Wall. She relocated her store from Elizabeth Street to Mulberry Street. During Fall 2009, she got the chance to showcase her designs by participating in one of the most recognized event- The New York Fashion Week. Since then she became a regular on the famous fashion show showcasing her designs in every year Fall and Spring Ready-To-Wear runway shows. Her brand gained popularity as several celebrities started to wear her designs. Some of them include Kate Moss, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Love, Andy Dick, Rihanna, Blake Lively, Lindsay Lohan, etc. Her recognition paved the way for her to sign lucrative deals with various retailers all over the world. She designed Play by C. Ronson that was exclusive to Urban Outfitters and got sold in over 100 retail stores. She designed I Heart Ronson for JCPenny that hit almost 600 retail stores. In 2011, she was roped into CFDA and launched Charlotte Ronson Beauty along with Sephora. In the following year, she produced Charlotte Ronson handbag collection with Artisan House. She is the girlfriend of Nate Reuss, the lead vocalist of pop band Fun.

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