"This season, we ascend the throne of our personal power by channeling the original Feminine Feminist: Cleopatra. A shrewd strategist, a skilled diplomat and a dazzling self-promoter, the Egyptian queen ruled for 22 years with more courage and charisma than most male leaders before her. Not afraid to celebrate and deploy her femininity, Cleopatra mixed passion and politics, and was slut-shamed for it for over 2000 years. Well, let them talk! From 'femme fatale' to 'evil seductress'; the queen herself would have laughed off the labels, knowing that no patriarchal propaganda can obscure the glorious power of a woman who owns her femininity.
My new Couture Collection is an ode to Cleopatra's resilience and multi-faceted femininity. Crown yourself Comeback Queen in this eye-catching tour de force. Smooth panels of vivid, iridescent fabric form a bold, geometric motif that frames your curves while paying homage to ancient Egypt's sacred symbol of hope and rebirth: the scarab beetle.
Wear my 'Rainbow Scarab' collection and dare to dazzle in your unique rainbow of brilliant colors! " - Marlies Dekkers
The Rainbow Scarab collection has a colorful design with five different colors of foil sparkles, transferred onto a soft microfiber base. The colored panels create a stained-glass look that resembles the shell of ancient Egypt's Scarab beetles.
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5 different colors of foil sparkles are printed onto soft micro fibre, creating a comfortable and colorful design.
Gold lurex thread is woven into the shoulder-straps to create an Egypt inspired design.
Every seam on every shape contributes to its figure-flattering design.
Like a rainbow scarab, Cleopatra came in colors. A multi-faceted woman -
goddess, queen, mother, lover - her iridescent shades varied depending on
the angle and point of view, always changing, always magnificent. A crisis
leader pur sang, Cleopatra’s colors shone brightest during times of trouble. “Have faith, take courage,” she would tell her people, dazzling in gold
and vivid green emeralds, her eyes painted blue like the shimmering Nile.
Standing in the blazing sun, arms outstretched, Cleopatra would invoke the
scarab-headed God of the Morning Sun Khepri. What better symbol of hope
After all, pushing the sun across the sky every dawn - like a beetle rolling a
ball of dung - Khepri promises light after darkness, no matter how long and
gloomy the night. I’m not surprised that Cleopatra is reaching out to us now,
reminding us of our chance to be reborn, again and again. “In challenging
times, dare to recreate yourself,” she urges us across many centuries and
empires. “And you will shine brighter than ever, in your unique rainbow of