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Eye on the White House

Designer Bibhu Mohapatra, famous for dressing Michelle Obama, tells Indira Kannan about his plans to widen his canvas

Michelle Obama in one of Mahapatra's creations
Michelle Obama in one of Mahapatra’s creations

Flashes of red and gold, delicate lace on sleeves, sumptuous silks and stylish furs, all tied together with a whimsical dragonfly motif - Bibhu Mohapatra brought his Fall/Winter 2016 collection to Toronto last month for a fashion show at the end of the annual gala of Anokhi Media, a Canadian lifestyle media company catering to the south Asian community. The New York-based fashion designer had debuted this collection back in February during the New York Fashion Week. But in Toronto, he looked as intense as if he was unveiling it for the first time, huddling with his staff, and hurrying ...