Coquette to Release Catalog on the Darker Side

Mar 1, 2011 8:00 AM PST
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — Although Coquette International has a reputation for creating luxurious lingerie, the company is also a large distributor of alternative fetish styles, known as its Darque Collection.

“We are taking a new direction with our Darque collection this year by releasing a catalog entirely dedicated to these styles,” Coquette Creative Director Cindy Cipriano said. “We usually feature our Darque styles as a supplement in our annual catalogs, but the response we have received for these particular styles warrant an entire book.”

This is the first time since 2009 that Coquette has released a Darque catalog, suggesting that alternative styles are on the rise, the company says.

“Right now you see a lot of extreme fashion seen with Lady Gaga and other celebrities wearing wet look pieces and lingerie as outerwear,” said Dave George, Coquette’s national sales manager. “Since this edgy look is so in style, the general public is looking to create their interpretations of this trend.”

This year’s Darque collection features 16 new seductive styles using classic PVC and wet look materials mixed with lace and satin ribbons to add a delicate mainstream appeal to the line.

“The greatest thing about this year’s Darque Collection is that the skirts and dresses can be worn out and even paired with a piece of your own clothing as a trendy statement,” George said.

Coquette’s Darque catalog debuts March 28 at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas.

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