Release your inner alfa!

by Marlies Dekkers
My Gloria collection is designed for ladies taking the lead. This collection is inspired by the gangster movie “Gloria” (1980) directed by John Cassavetes.

I remember watching this movie for the first time. I was young and eager, looking for ways to express myself as a woman – in a unique but also powerful way. Back then, I didn’t have too many role models. Until the day I discovered Gloria. I can still feel the satisfaction of finally seeing a female lead (Gena Rowland) portrayed as strong and dominant, instead of dependent and obedient. By being the first “godmother” amongst a group of gangster, Gloria helped defying social clichés about women. For this collection I linked Gloria’s strength to the concept of power suits. In my design I translated this into powerful pinstripe patterns and macho suspender straps.

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by Marlies Dekkers

For the designs of this Fall Winter 2014 collection, I was inspired by the heroic story of Joan of Arc. Reflecting the past years while having experienced all aspects of life, I found this legend of Joan of Arc admirable and inspirational.

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Some women can inspire me in such a way that you can maybe even call it a little crush. Want to know which ladies have this effect on me? Follow my #WomanCrushWednesdays on Twitter.