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Deborah Lyons Introduces Debut Line at Harrods

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FRESH START: Deborah Lyons, the designer previously known for her footwear label Mechanté of London, is coming back to the industry with a ready-to-wear brand.
Drawing from the lessons her time at Mechanté and from a line of jackets she did in collaboration with Misha Nonoo, Lyons is now focusing on curated collections with a clear customer in mind.
Her eponymous label takes a feminine approach, with girly touches for staple pieces that aim to take women from day to evening.
Some of the key pieces include pussy-bow shirts, bodysuits and slim, high-waisted trousers with playful velvet ankle ties. Outerwear is another key category, with smart tweed jackets with velvet panels and coats with interesting detailing such as exposed seams, ruched panels or balloon sleeves.
Lyons said the inspiration for the line came from all the entrepreneurial women in her friendship circles: “The line is designed to be worn in any environment that defines the customer, whether it’s in the Middle East, London or New York,” Lyons said. “I see the clothes playing into their lives and therefore they need to function wherever you are going.”
Many of her friends have started having children, which inspired the designer to include a “minis” capsule range for

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