New York-based designer, Bibhu Mohapatra, returned to his native India this week to present at Lakme Fashion Week for the first time. His stunning gowns and ready-to-wear day collection embraced a feminine aesthetic that highlighted the natural waist with belting, draping and tailoring.

The ready-to-wear collection included high-waisted trousers and skirts, evening gowns and knee-length dresses belted at the waist. What we loved: billowing layers of sheer fabrics, understated embroidery and embellishments, lean silhouettes, and long sleeved gowns.

 

Photography: Lakme Fashion Week