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2013 20th anniversary marlies|dekkers
2013
20th anniversary marlies|dekkers
celebration
Twenty years of lingerie evolution, twenty years of pushing boundaries, twenty years of innovation, twenty years of innerwear becomes outerwear, twenty years of making women more beautiful and more confident with high end lingerie designs, twenty years Dare to Be!
Photo: Rich history of marlies|dekkers designs'
march

2013 Rotterdam Promotie Prijs
2013
Rotterdam Promotie Prijs
award
Marlies Dekkers has always seen Rotterdam as a huge source of inspiration and since the beginning of her career always felt a close bond with the city. The City council of Rotterdam wanted to show Marlies Dekkers their appreciation by handing out the Rotterdam Promotion Price.
Photo: Marlies receives Rotterdam Promotie Prijs
february

2012 Hunkemoller
2012
Hunkemöller
collaboration
Marlies Dekkers designed four exclusives sets for Hunkemöller with the characteristic marlies|dekkers signature. The limited edition collection is sold throughout The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. It is an instant success and the designer pieces become collector’s items amongst fans.
Photo: marlies|dekkers for Hunkemöller
december

2012 Collaboration Fiat
2012
Dare to Drive
collaboration
To showcase her rich diversity as an artist, Marlies Dekkers designed a limited Undressed by marlies|dekkers fiat 500. Only four are produced and given away to fans worldwide.
Photo: Undressed by marlies|dekkers fiat 500
november

2011 Pink Ribbon
2011
Pink Ribbon
collaboration
Marlies designed a special Pink Ribbon lingerie set. Part of the proceeds were donated to breast cancer awareness foundations around the world. Marlies also organized special sport clinics in the Netherlands and Belgium because research has shown that exercising more reduces the chance of breast cancer by 20-40%.
Photo: Pink Ribbon set 2011
oktober

2011 CollaborationMagnum
2011
Magnum
collaboration
Summer 2011 marlies|dekkers and Magnum in the Netherlands took on a unique collaboration. Marlies designed 500 limited edition special lingerie sets, that could be won when you bought a Magnum Tempation Fruit ice cream.
Photo: campaign marlies|dekkers for Magnum
june

2010 collaboration bijenkorf
2010
secrets
collaboration
Marlies Dekkers created fiftytwo limited edition-articles for de Bijenkorf, a Dutch chain of upscale department stores. The theme of the collection is 'secrets'. Beside the christmas collection Marlies Dekkers designed the entire store decoration and the window displays.
Photo: marlies|dekkers Bijenkorf collection
december

2010 Pink Ribbon
2010
Pink ribbon
collaboration
In October Marlies set up a campaign for breast cancer awareness month in collaboration with Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek throughout the Netherlands. Twelve strong famous Dutch women were photographed wearing the special lingerie set Marlies designed for the charity Pink Ribbon. Part of the proceeds were donated to the charity.
Photo: campaign photo by Ari en Ellie
october

2009 Store Nijmegen
2009
store Nijmegen and Breda
store
In 2009 two new marlies|dekkers stores open, one in Breda, and one in Nijmegen.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store Nijmegen
december

2010 victorian vampire night
2010
victorian vampire night
show
Victorian Vampire Night; an ode to the romantic as well as the dark side of the Victorian era is celebrated during two exclusive parties, in Bloemendaal and Antwerp. A sneak preview of the fall|winter 2010 Dark Fever collection inspired by the Victorian era is shown during an exclusive catwalk show.
Photo: victorian vampire night
september

2009 Royal Crystal Leerdam
2009
Royal Crystal Leerdam
collaboration
In 2009 Royal Leerdam Crystal asked Marlies to design a crystal vase for their exclusive limited edition collection. Marlies used the theme ‘Vanitas – glamour in crystal’, and translate this to a modern story in glass. Female shapes set the tone of the design.
Photo: Vanitas – glamour in crystal
june

2008Paris Fashion Week
2008
Paris Fashion Week
show
Marlies presents her collection during the Paris Fashion Week. This has been Marlies’ dream for many years. It was a unique chance for Marlies, because lingerie normally isn’t shown during the Paris Fashion Week.
Photo: Paris Fashion Week
september

2008 CILA award
2008
CILA Award
award
Maternity collection is launched, and wins prizes straight away, with the prestigious CILA award in New York in the category ‘Best Maternity’. All bras have practical cups, which are easy to open for breastfeeding, and also have a cool en sexy look. The slightly larger cuts and the wider shoulder straps ensure extra support.
Photo: Maternity collection
august

2008 store den haag and utrecht
2008
store The Hague and Utrecht
store
In 2008 two new marlies|dekkers stores are opened, one in the Hague, and one in Utrecht.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store The Hague
june

2008 Exhibition Arthall
2008
Retrospective Exhibition
exhibition
In 2008 the 15th birthday of marlies|dekkers was celebrated with an exhibition in the Rotterdam Art Hall: Retrospective Exhibition ’15 years marlies|dekkers’. The exhibition was filled with Marlies’ favourite art, photographs, films and her own designs.
Photo: Retrospective Exhibition
may

2009 Amsterdam Fashion Week
2008
Amsterdam Fashion Week
show
Luna Park collection is launched during the Amsterdam International Fashion Week. A spectacular ball to celebrate the 15th anniversary was organised.
Photo: Amsterdam Fashion Week
january

2007 Store Parijs
2007
store Paris
store
Marlies Dekkers opens a store in Paris, Maastricht and another one in Amsterdam.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store Paris
december

2007 Cila Award
2007
More awards
award
Marlies wins three awards. She is announced business woman of the year by the Prix Veuve Clicquot. She wins the CILA Award, Contours International Lingerie Award, initiated by the most famous trade paper of America, Contours. And she wins the Golden Record award for the concept of the design for the cover of the Sex ’n Jazz CD of Gare du Nord.
Photo: the CILA Award
august

2007 Book Stout
2007
Stout
book
Marlies Dekkers launches the book Stout with Heleen van Royen. The book is about power, success and sexuality of women, and becomes a bestseller straight away.
Photo: Stout
february

2007 Exhibition OpenClose
2007
Exhibition Open/Close
exhibition
Open/Close Exhibition. The Open/Close Exhibition was held in the BG in Amsterdam. Marlies Dekkers opens an exhibition named 'a very temporary art exhibition vol. 3', in which her lingerie and famous artworks were combined.
Photo: Open/Close
january

2006 Exhibition OpenClose
2006
Exhibition Open/Close
exhibition
Open/Close, a very contemporary art exhibition created by Marlies. An installation of artworks and statues for inspiration, of – amongst others - Joep van Lieshout, Studio Job, A Zed and Two Noughts.
Photo: Open/Close
april

2006 Birds of Paradise
2006
Birds of Paradise
show
Birds of Paradise collection, first show in Paris in Nouveau Casino.
Photo: Birds of Paradise collection
february

2006 store and office asia
2006
Hong Kong office
store
Hong Kong office opens.
Photo: Hong Kong office
january

2005 Store Amsterdam
2005
Store Amsterdam
store
The first marlies|dekkers store in Amsterdam is opened in de Cornelis Schuytstraat.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store Amsterdam
december

2005 Award GrandSeigneur
2005
Grand Seigneur
award
Marlies Dekkers wins the Grand Seigneur of the Dutch Textile Organisation Modint. De Grand Seigneur is the highest fashion distinguishment of the Netherlands. The jury chose unanimously for Marlies Dekkers.
Photo: Marlies receiver the Grand Seigneur
november

2005 BalMasque
2005
Bal Masqué
show
Bal Masqué, masked glamour during Amsterdam International Fashionweek and in Antwerp Zoo.
Photo: Bal Masqué
september

2004 Store Rotterdam
2004
Store Rotterdam
store
Marlies opens her first marlies|dekkers store in the Netherlands, in de Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store Rotterdam
june

2003 33 propositions
2003
33 propositions
book
The book 33 propositions appeared in collaboration with the writer Meghan Ferrill to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of marlies|dekkers. The book contains 33 perspectives on life. Marlies organized a fashion show in the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen to launch the book.
Photo: 33 propositions
september

2002 opening store antwerp
2002
Store Antwerp
store
The first marlies|dekkers store is opened in Antwerp.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store Antwerp
april

1997 Exhibition Art Hall
1997
Solo exhibition Rotterdam Art Hall
exhibition
Marlies gets recognition from the art industry with a solo exhibition in the Rotterdam Art Hall. With this exhibition the Art Hall wanted to give Marlies Dekkers’ Innovative aspect of her creative designs some attention.
Photo: Part of the Art Hall exhibition
march

1994 dutch body fashion award.jpg
1994
dutch body fashion award
award
Marlies wins the Dutch Body Fashion Award, and is named lingerie wearer of the year.
Photo: Marlies receiving the Dutch Body Fashion Award
november

1993 start undressed
1993
Start Undressed
brand
With a government grant of 16.000 euros from the Ministry of Economic Affairs Marlies Dekkers sets up her first lingerie collection, Undressed.
Photo: First Undressed collection
march

1991 zeebelt prize
1991
Zeebelt Prize
award
Marlies graduates cum laude and wins the Zeebelt Prize for best student of all art academies within the Netherlands with her final project (the bare-bottom-dress).
Photo: Final Project
may

1989 smirnoff award
1989
Smirnoff Award
award
Marlies wins the Smirnoff Award with her collection.
Photo: Marlies receiving the Smirnoff Award
september

1984 Marlies starts her degree
1984
start degree
private
Marlies starts her degree at the St. Joost Academy for Art and Design in Breda.
Photo: Marlies Dekkers, 1984
september

1972 marlies dekkers asks her mother for jarretels
1972
Suspenders
private
Marlies asks her mother for suspenders. Marlies’ mother doesn’t buy them for her seven year old daughter.
Photo: Marlies at seven
april

1965 marlies dekkers born
1965
Marlies Dekkers born
private
Elizabeth Maria Johanna Dekkers was born 29th November 1965 in the city Oosterhout.
Photo: Marlies Dekkers getting baptized
november

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