The forthcoming Make in Odisha conclave 2018, the Odisha government’s flagship biennial global investors summit, will see designer Bibhu Mohapatra presenting a fashion show.
The globally renowned US-based fashion designer of Odia origin, who has dressed numerous national and international celebrities including Frieda Pinto, Mary J. Blige, Kendall Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Lupita Nyong’o, Emily Blunt, and Taraji P. Henson, will speak at the event.
On the conclave’s theme, “I am Odisha”, Mohapatra would deliver a talk which would touch upon his personal journey from Rourkela to New York and his experience in fashion design. He would also talk about the megatrends in the creative economy of today in addition to throwing some light on Odisha’s creative economy.
The talk will be followed by a fashion show wherein Odisha-based handloom work would be showcased in draping of saris and local textile pieces.
“I am honoured to be invited by the Government of Odisha to be part of the Make in Odisha Conclave 2018. Having lived the first 23 years of my life here before moving to the US, Odisha has always been close to my heart,” said Mohapatra.
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