INDIAN SUMMER: French label Derhy was born out of cofounders Yvette and René Derhy’s shared love of India 50 years ago. Continuing the tradition, for spring the brand has hooked up with one the country’s most high-profile designers: Manish Arora.
“We met through mutual friends in Delhi, and when we approached Manish to see if he’d be interested in collaborating he loved the idea of being able to do some more affordable pieces for his followers,” said Claudie Fain, daughter of the founders and the brand’s director. “We share a love of India, natural fabrics and color, and this is a completely artisanal collection with hand-beading and hand-rolled hems, made in our small partner ateliers in India. These are collector pieces.”
Arora on Feb. 16 in Paris will attend a launch party for a capsule clothing collection he’s designed for the brand, with the line due to hit a range of multibrand stores internationally in March. Galerie Joyce, based in Paris’ Palais Royal, will also host a pop-up space dedicated to the line from April to June. A second capsule is in the works for the fall.
Items include a voluminous pale green tulle skirt with pop fuchsia bands and a long paisley-print dress with ruffles embellished with lace strips embroidered with hearts. Prices range from 75 euros to 325 euros, or about $80 to $345 at current exchange rates.
Past designers and brands to have collaborated with Derhy include Claudie Pierlot, E2 and Jean Paul Gaultier in his early years. Derhy is distributed in around 800 points of sale internationally.