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Bibhu Mohapatra Fall 2014: Restraint Without the Snooze-Factor (Runway Review)

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The Look: Restraint without the snooze-factor—solid colors, clean lines and separates with thoughtfully placed gilded accents. The show opener, a dark khaki/black dress was particularly strong: a folded bottom hem combined with shrug-like detailing and sheer panels to glorious effect—this is the kind of frock that could work on a downtown cool kid or old money scion equally as well. The collection closer, a voluminous gown with magic hour sunset coloring, is another highlight. Mohapatra manages to keep it refined even when embellishments run amok. The collection includes clothes that skew a little younger (a full-skirted dress with scarf-effect accent) and a little older (a drippy beaded pattern on a conservative silhouette), so everyone should be happy.

The Accessories: Halfsie gloves and gray strappy heels.

The Beauty: Slicked-back hair and cool colorblocked eyeshadow (gold inner eyes, green under the eyes, red on the lid and to the brow).

The Takeaway: Something for everyone, in the comfort zone and out.

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