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Best Local Designers in Boston

October 19, 2010 4:57 PM

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It’s Michael De Paulo’s couture line of cocktail and evening dresses that makes him one of the best local designers in Boston. (Credit: michaeldepaulo.com)

It’s Michael De Paulo’s couture line of cocktail and evening dresses that makes him one of the best local designers in Boston. (Credit: michaeldepaulo.com)

Boston’s fashion scene has been steadily growing over the years. The city even has its own fashion week, dedicated to showcasing lines from local designers. Specialty boutiques can also be found around the city, which carry lines from some of the best local designers.
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Boston-based designer Nirva Derbekyan incorporates her Armenian heritage into her designs. (Credit: nirva.com)

Nirva Derbekyan

Atelier
1628 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor
Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 888-0515
www.nirva.com

Boston-based designer Nirva Derbekyan incorporates her Armenian heritage into her designs. Educated at the Massachusetts College of Art, she has won the Fashion Award for Excellence twice. Her feminine and lively designs always incorporate hand beading, draping and fabric manipulation, which is what makes her one of the best local designers in Boston. Her designs can be found at Matsu on Newbury Street and from Nirva’s own atelier in Lexington.

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Daniela Corte designs are elegant and aimed at every woman. (Credit: danielacorte.com)

Daniela Corte

91 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-2100
www.danielacorte.com

Designer Daniela Corte has won numerous awards, including Best Local Fashion Designer from Boston Magazine. Her designs are elegant and aimed at every woman, whether she’s a soccer mom or a high-powered executive. Her most recent collection of swimwear came from years of designing custom pieces for her clients. Her creations are available in boutiques, by appointment and online.

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Priemlov is full of unique and embellished fabrics that are easy to wear. (Credit: priemlov.com)

Pavlina Gilson

Turtle
619 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 266-2610
www.priemlov.com

Pavlina Gilson was recently recognized by the Boston Fashion Industry as one of the best up-and-coming local designers in Boston. A native from the Czech Republic, Gilson is a graduate of the Mass College of Art. Her line of clothing, called PRIEMLOV, is full of unique and embellished fabrics that are easy to wear. Her line can be found at Turtle boutique in Boston and Parker Brown Textiles in Rockport.

micheldepaulo Best Local Designers in Boston

It’s Michael De Paulo’s couture line of cocktail and evening dresses that makes him one of the best local designers in Boston. (Credit: michaeldepaulo.com)

Michael De Paulo

Saks Fifth Avenue
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 262-8500
www.michaeldepaulo.com

It’s Michael De Paulo’s couture line of cocktail and evening dresses that makes him one of the best local designers in Boston. His creations have been featured in Women’s Wear Daily and are sold at a number of stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue. Celebrities, including Gina Tagnoli, have even worn his gowns.

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Maha Barsom designs are simplistic and elegant and are made to bring out the beauty in every woman. (Credit: mahabarsom.com)

Maha Barsom

127A Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 247-1130
www.mahabarsom.com

Maha Barsom teaches apparel design at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 2006, she opened a flagship store on Newbury Street. Her designs are simplistic and elegant and are made to bring out the beauty in every woman, which makes her one of the best local designers in Boston.

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