Commander in Chic from Mapalé
See Commander in Chic from Mapalé at CURVENEWYORK, booth #229.
Calling all military-loving cuties! Mapalé is launching a new camouflage-inspired capsule collection that’s worthy of a gold medal. The Commander in Chic group, which is featured in the brand’s current catalog, will be available for delivery August 15.
This is perfect timing for the line, says Mapalé account executive, Cheryl Paradis. “It’s a great transition between summer and fall.” As the warm weather fades away the brighter pinks and yellows of the summer start to lose favor among customers who are starting to do their fall shopping, she adds.
This 17-piece collection features two-piece and three-piece sets, bodysuits and dresses in army green, black and camouflage prints.
“We have a really great foil print fabric, which is really innovative and different,” says Cheryl. “It’s totally something that people don’t do.”
This print is found in several pieces in the Commander in Chic collection including a camouflage bodysuit with wide black straps and a seductive, lace-up front (Style 2512) and a two-piece set (Style 2524) that has contrasting black strappy details at the hips. The top features sheer mesh panels and black crisscross details.
Cheryl emphasizes the versatility of the collection. “All of the bodysuits can easily be matched and worn with jeans or underneath a blazer,” she says. “The great thing about this collection is that the styles are not see through.”
The bodysuits in this capsule collection feature the gold foil camouflage print, a black wet-look material or feature appliques on the front. Cheryl nods to a black, wet-look bodysuit (Style 2525) that features three large gold stars on the front, open sides and a long zipper up the back. “It can easily be worn with a pair of jeans for a night out dancing,” she says.
Commander in Chic also includes several bralettes, which can be great for the bedroom or worn under a white t-shirt to bring some color to a basic look. Mesh and wide, pink and green-striped elastic are used in a few of the items. This detail is reminiscent of Mapalé’s ‘Sporty Seductive’ group, and a look she says is modeled well by celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Kylie Jenner.
These updates give the camouflage theme a modern update, and adding the pink elastic adds a feminine edge to the designs. The use of mesh also brings an element of newness to the military theme, which appears in a hooded bodysuit and panty set (Style 2526.)
The camouflage trend is hot this fall, with jackets and other styles showing up abundantly in ready-to-wear collections. Cheryl says the age-old print has staying power. “It’s a trend that disappears but always comes back, after about a year or two it goes out of style then comes back even stronger.”