Maylé Vásquez is a fashion designer from the Dominican Republic.
With a minimalistic approach to the Caribbean fashion style, Maylé Vásquez collections display a unique perspective of Dominican ready-to-wear. The brands’ polished aesthetic focuses on the ideal fit and details of its designs, resulting in understated yet ornate timeless pieces. Versatile and sophisticated, Maylé’s customizable garments are beautifully tailored to flatter all female shapes.
Maylé Vásquez’s early inclination for fashion led her to study Fashion Design at Altos de Chavon University, and then at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. Her graduation collection was nominated as designer of the year, and her hand-painted pieces were showcased at Saks Fifth Avenue. After a few years of work experience in New York and completing her Masters degree at IED Milan, Maylé decided to return to her hometown, the Dominican Republic, to venture out on her own.
Maylé Vásquez is the result of a successful stint as a custom-made designer that quickly turned into her eponymous ready-to-wear label. The decision to transcend came not only because of a desire to grow as a designer but also because of her commitment to contribute to the future of Dominican fashion, promoting the national fashion industry in the world. Committed to ethical manufacturing, Maylé develops her collections under the sustainable concept of “buy less, buy smart.” Each collection is conceived in a strategic way in which each season fuses with the next to create timeless collectible items meant to be worn on multiple occasions building up a smart closet. The ultimate goal is to minimize the environmental impact by encouraging her clients to shop consciously offering them the possibility to customize the designs with her innovative interpretation of up-cycling. Customers are given a chance to transform their long-lasting Maylé basics through creative add-ons that update their garments.
Maylé draws inspiration from her Caribbean roots to craft her pieces and imbues them with the simplicity that characterizes her authentic vision of latin womenswear. Each piece features the designer’s keen eye for detail in the form of the brand’s signature trim pleats or other delicate textures, including braids, ruffles, and bows. Clean lines and innovative shapes create sculptural gowns, ethereal sundresses, and the very collection’s key piece: the jumpsuit. Silhouettes may vary, but the supreme quality and tailored fit remain constant, giving each garment that versatile luxurious allure that has become Maylé Vásquez trademark.