Exclusive First Look: 6 Dresses Bibhu Mohapatra Designed for Rent the RunwayMar 27, 2013 @ 8:30 am
RentTheRunway.com is more than just designer dress and accessory rentals, it’s also a spot to find exclusive designs. Starting tomorrow, you’ll find a brand new one thanks to the launch of the first Bibhu Mohapatra for Rent the Runway capsule collection, a six-piece lineup the Indian-American designer created for the rental site that’s inspired by his heritage. “These clothes are to make women feel special and transformed to a world of lush heritage, like India,” Mohapatra told InStyle.com of the mix of cocktail dresses and gowns. Each one is crafted in traditional Indian colors and fabrics, with nods to modern, architectural influences as well. To create the pieces, he and RTR’s senior merchandising team traveled to India for inspiration and to source materials. “We went on hunts for days to markets, bazaars, fabric stores, and embroidery factories,” he added. “It’s done with a lot of love.” Click through the gallery to see the vivid designs—pieces you can rent, wear, and shop for any summer event. Rental prices range from $200 to $400, and you can keep your pick for four to eight days.