Best of Boston

2011 Best Designer, Women's


Drawing inspiration from art, culture, and global travel, Istanbul-born designer Nirva Derbekyan fills her eponymous line with flowing, feminine dresses and separates that feel utterly of the moment. Relaxed silhouettes belie painstaking construction—hand bead-ing, embroidered straps, and detachable details. And many pieces reveal clever surprises, like a simple jersey halter backed by an incredible pattern of hand-twisted cords, or along cotton tee with leather trimmings.

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