Best of Boston

2023 Best Clothing Designer

Melina Cortes-Nmili, Lalla Bee


When it comes to her ultra-chic women’s clothing line, local designer Melina Cortes-Nmili has two inspirations: Carolina Herrera and her grandmother. “Carolina’s dresses never go out of style,” she explains. As for the second influence? “My grandmother was a self-taught seamstress, and she designed and made all of our party dresses.” Continue reading here.