Fashion Forward: Nirva Derbekyan

Just in time for Boston Fashion Week, Boston lifestyle editor Alex Hall talks inspiration with up-and-coming designer Nirva Derbekyan in this StyleBoston Fashion Forward segment. As a two-time recipient of the Fashion Award for Excellence, Nirva is truly a demi-couturier on the rise. Get a look at the Lexington-based designer’s studio before her collection hits the runway.

“I do everything,” said Derbekyan. From chiffon lining to complex lacework, Nirva’s handwork is exquisite. “I’ve always loved lace, I love to work with it in different ways to add a bit of mystery.”

Nirva’s collection will show at Boston Fashion Week and will be available for purchase at Matsu in the Fall.

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