Bibhu Mohapatra Unveils “Nothing Personal” SS20 Collection During NYFW: The Shows

The designer pays homage to a project by his former high school friends.

Models walk the runway for Bibhu Mohapatra during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery II at Spring Studios on September 10, 2019 in New York City. (Sept. 9, 2019 - Source: Getty Images North America via Zimbio)

Bibhu Mohapatra really outdid himself this New York Fashion Week!

The designer unveiled his new SS20 collection during NYFW: The Shows 2019 on Tuesday (September 10) at Spring Studios in Tribeca, which he calls “Nothing Personal.”

“The creatives of my spring 20 collection is driven by the book: ‘Nothing Personal,’ published in 1963, a project by former high school friends, James Baldwin and Richard Avedon,” Mohapatra says of the collection. “Both artists, in the 1960s, at a time of civil rights crisis, joined their artistic voices and conducted a creative examination of American identity and individuality.”

He continues, “With this creation, I celebrate the American beauty and its diverse identity of strength, courage and originality.”

Filled with tulle, silk, and fine leathers and furs, Mohapatra’s SS20 collection is filled with evening wear that one always dreams of wearing. With a mixture of both bright and classic colors, the collection truly embraces identity and individuality. The audience seemed to enjoy the show as well, as the designer made his way down the runway with a standing ovation.

Click through the gallery below to view all of the looks from Bibhu Mohapatra’s SS20 collection and shop the brand here.

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.