Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2017
Designer Mikael D
As a young child in Beirut Michael Derderian was captivated by the creativity that surrounded him as his mother and father designed for their children’s clothing line. In the 90’s the family was forced to migrate to Canada, which would become their home. It was here that Mikael went to school and majored in such disciplines as science, film and philosophy. However, he graduated with a degree in marketing and business that led him to a position as a brand manager with a major fashion house. Further inspired to continue in the fashion industry he graduated from LaSalle College in Montreal, famous for its international school of fashion and design, where he refined his talent in fashion and the use of computers as an aid to design. His fluency in 5 languages led him to worldwide involvement in the fashion and design industry.
In 2010 he felt he was ready to own his own fashion house, Mikael D. His collection involves influences of many world cultures from Montreal to Beirut. Today Mikael D has collections in diverse retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Harvey Nichols, Holt Renfrew and Saks Fifth Avenue. The red carpet has been graced with Mikael D fashions while worn by celebrities such as Halle Berry, Mariah Carey, Shakira and Kylie Minogue. He has also recently launched a bridal collection that, once again, epitomizes the excellent craftsmanship of Mikael D.