The Heritage 20 years of lingerie revolution
20th anniversary marlies|dekkers
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'
Rotterdam Promotie Prijs
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
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
Dare to Drive
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
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
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
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
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
store Nijmegen and Breda
In 2009 two new marlies|dekkers stores open, one in Breda, and one in Nijmegen.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store Nijmegen
victorian vampire night
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
Royal Crystal Leerdam
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
Paris Fashion Week
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
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
store The Hague and Utrecht
In 2008 two new marlies|dekkers stores are opened, one in the Hague, and one in Utrecht.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store The Hague
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
Amsterdam Fashion Week
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
Marlies Dekkers opens a store in Paris, Maastricht and another one in Amsterdam.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store Paris
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
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.
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.
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.
Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise collection, first show in Paris in Nouveau Casino.
Photo: Birds of Paradise collection
Hong Kong office
Hong Kong office opens.
Photo: Hong Kong office
The first marlies|dekkers store in Amsterdam is opened in de Cornelis Schuytstraat.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store Amsterdam
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
Bal Masqué, masked glamour during Amsterdam International Fashionweek and in Antwerp Zoo.
Photo: Bal Masqué
Marlies opens her first marlies|dekkers store in the Netherlands, in de Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store Rotterdam
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
The first marlies|dekkers store is opened in Antwerp.
Photo: marlies|dekkers store Antwerp
Solo exhibition Rotterdam Art Hall
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
dutch body fashion award
Marlies wins the Dutch Body Fashion Award, and is named lingerie wearer of the year.
Photo: Marlies receiving the Dutch Body Fashion Award
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
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
Marlies wins the Smirnoff Award with her collection.
Photo: Marlies receiving the Smirnoff Award
Marlies starts her degree at the St. Joost Academy for Art and Design in Breda.
Photo: Marlies Dekkers, 1984
Marlies asks her mother for suspenders. Marlies’ mother doesn’t buy them for her seven year old daughter.
Photo: Marlies at seven
Marlies Dekkers born
Elizabeth Maria Johanna Dekkers was born 29th November 1965 in the city Oosterhout.
Photo: Marlies Dekkers getting baptized