1628 Massachusetts Avenue, 2nd Floor
Lexington, MA 02420
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.
91 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116
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.
619 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
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.
Michael De Paulo
Saks Fifth Avenue
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
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.
127A Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
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.