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Fashion designer Bibhu Mahapatra's mantra for success
Oct '12
Bibhu Mohapatra, the India-born, New York-based internationally acclaimed fashion designer, who was recently in the headlines for dressing the US first lady Michelle Obama, shared his success mantra, while addressing the students of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bhubaneswar. 
The forty-year-old designer, who is on a ten-day visit to India, revealed that self belief, being focussed and being nice to others are the three things that have helped him succeed.
Mr. Mohapatra has been trying to promote his native state Orissa’s traditional handloom and crafts in the global market for quite some time now.
Addressing the NIFT gathering, he said the local Oriya artisans weave a variety of exotic fabrics, which can garner huge demand internationally if presented with a modern and contemporary twist.  
He added that in his constant endeavour to encourage ethnic Oriya crafts, fabrics and techniques, he has initiated a project called ‘Design bank’ with the Orissa state government for which he has designed 40 to 50 samples. 
He also spoke about his latest ‘Resort 2013’ collection, wherein he has digitally modified the traditional temple border designs and Ikat patterns on silk fabrics, in a graphically pleasing way to suit the western sensibilities. 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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