A natural talent at a young age, Mikael Derderian was surrounded by creativity and design. When he wasn’t studying within the boundaries of school, he found himself exploring his skills within his parents’ workshop. The son of a Canadian-Armenian father and Lebanese mother who worked together designing, as well as manufacturing children’s clothing, the blood line of fashion ran thick. Derderian’s imagination sprang to life from tracing patterns, cutting and manipulating fabrics.
Recently Derderian established his own private label, MIKAEL D, an influential line based on collections that intertwine myriad cultural influences. The result is accomplished excellence that knows no boundaries, yet with a true sense of identity all its own. His first collection, which featured seven dresses, was a glorious tribute to the female silhouette. Since then, the designer has expanded his collections and retailers carrying his collection across the world. His work continues to glitter in the spotlight, at red carpet events and gala evenings.