Empowering women is both part of our brand mission and a key ambition in our CSR strategy. Every Lingerie collection is inspired by muses, female icons from past and present, always embodying a strong and independent woman.
At marlies|dekkers we also organize lectures and events where we engage with our community such as “Unlock your potential”. We’ve also launched limited edition T-shirts for Women’s Day and donated a part of our turnover to “Girls on the Run”. There are some exciting plans made for the future, so keep a close eye on us.
NO ONE like me
As liberal and open-minded as Marlies Dekkers is now, during her childhood she was equally conservative. „Every night, I would be on my knees, praying my Hail Marys.“ Still, that period is precious to her; it has shaped her into the power woman she is now. This year, Marlies celebrates being in business for 25 years, the perfect opportunity to look back at her milestones.
Governed by NO ONE
Flame-haired, brave-hearted and always dressed to dazzle, Elizabeth the First, also known as England’s ‘Virgin Queen’, is one of the most unforgettable women in history. Her glorious reign is known as The Golden Age ~ a period that saw the birth of Shakespeare, the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the emergence of England as a world power. It lasted almost 45 years; Elizabeth’s legacy as a feminist icon however, has already spanned nearly 5 centuries. “My sex cannot diminish my prestige.”
Only 11 days after he beheaded his second wife (the flamboyant Anne Boleyn), King Henry VIII married a pale, fair-haired maiden called Jane Seymour. Who exactly was this girl, and what had made the king so besotted with her? To this day, historians don’t quite know what to make of her.
Glamour, the magical power of persuasion