As we have learned, Marlies Dekker is fascinated by the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie. Therefore, it’s no wonder that Dekker’s new collection is an ode to Agatha’s empowering feminine archetypes. However, the question was how to visualize the profound message and in-depth philosophy of this collection. Of course, there couldn’t be a better photographer than Queen of Roleplaying Ellen von Unwerth. She is the best when it comes to bringing each character to life in such a playful, glamorous way. Hence, Marlies Dekkers also reimagined her Signature collection with a badass ‘girl boss’ vibe. The designer states: “Because even though we’ve learned that we don’t have to copy stereotypical masculine behavior to be successful, we sure had fun learning from you boys! Hats off to your badassery!”
The marlies|dekkers Signature collection combines distinctive, fashionable design with all-day ﬁt and support for unbeatable lasting comfort. This combination is then framed by the seductive graphic signature of Dutch founder and designer Marlies Dekkers. Hence, the Signature collection adds a unique range of styles to any lingerie drawer.
Stay authentic, because people will judge you anyway.
This season celebrate your inner Queen of Crime with Marlies Dekkers’ spectacular ‘The Detective’ collection. As an homage to Agatha Christie’s sharp-dressed sleuths, the designer combined form-fitting finesse with timeless tartan.
My inspiration? The dashing detective’s trench coat! The clues are in the dapper details: the leather-look buttons, wide ‘lapels’, and a snazzy belt. And don’t you just love the skirt? The perfect way to give your androgynous chic look a flirty (plot) twist! Marlies Dekkers
DAME DE PARIS
BELIEVE IN YOUR HIGHEST SELF
The Dame de Paris collection is designed for ladies with style. Here, Marlies Dekkers was inspired by the magnificence of the Notre-Dame Cathedral. In the designer’s vision, the cathedral is the epitome of Gothic architecture. Moreover, it’s the symbol of the Parisian Lady of the 14th century that combines a sense of the divine with stunning graphic lines. Thereby, graceful arches and elegant bows are her trademarks. An aspiration to Heaven is her belief. Thus, Marlies Dekkers took Notre-Dame’s subtle play of lines and put it right on top of the cups, framing a similar gracious and elegant décolleté.
I selected a mysterious, deep blue fabric and added silver lurex accents for a subtle sparkle. The stunning play of lines refers to the glorious Notre-Dame Cathedral and frames your curves beautifully. As an ode to Queen of Crime Agatha Christie, I placed a silver-metal talisman, shaped like a miniature notebook and reading glasses, at the center of your décolleté. It’s not a crime to shine!
Dare to dazzle in Marlies Dekkers’ Dame de Paris collection.
MARLIES DEKKER & GLORIA
RELEASE YOUR INNER ALPHA FEMALE
The Marlies Dekkers Gloria collection is designed for ladies taking the lead. For this line, Marlies Dekkers was inspired by the female gangster movie ‘Gloria’. Of course, it is a groundbreaking piece of art in the history of film and feminism.
I remember watching this movie as a young woman. I can still feel the satisfaction of finally seeing a female lead (Gena Rowland) portrayed as strong and dominant, instead of dependent and obedient. For this collection, I linked Gloria’s strength to the concept of power suits.
Hence, channel the swashbuckling flair of Agatha’s adventurous archaeologist characters in my formidable Gloria collection. I combined a debonair tweed print in warm coffee brown with dashing menswear details. Macho suspender straps and sexy faux-leather touches give your décolleté a power boost and turn your bum into a cheeky eye-catcher. Man, it’s good to be a woman! Wear my Gloria to release your inner alpha female!
Dare to discover your deepest desires
This season, wake up your inner temptress with Marlies Dekkers’ ‘The Mauritshuis’ collection.
For this splendid set, the designer was inspired by the magnificent facade of the Mauritshuis, a Golden Age architectural marvel with royal lions.
I chose a gorgeous, rhubarb-colored fabric and added luscious, curly lace with dotted piping and a titillating overlay of netting to tempt your senses.
Dare to discover your deepest desires…
MARLIES DEKKERS LOVES THE FEMME FATALE
Sultry and oh so seductive. Like a true femme fatale strikes men down with her beauty, brains, and sexuality. Marlies Dekkers’ Femme Fatale collection is designed for ladies dancing with shadows. In its creation, Marlies Dekkers was inspired by the female-focused crime movie Femme Fatale. A modern, erotically charged film noir by director Brian de Palma, revolving around an angel-faced con artist with dangerous skills.
I love how this sensational woman fearlessly manipulates her identity to out-smart her enemies while using the power of promiscuity to control the world around her.
Therefore, you gorgeous femme! Embrace your dark side in my breathtaking ‘Femme Fatale’ collection. Slip into this seriously sexy faux-leather set in smoldering caramel and let the bold, argyle-woven straps with distinct, gold-metal rings highlight your dangerous curves. Slay with your killer combination of beauty, brains, and sensuality. Happy hunting!
MALIES DEKKERS’ LEADING STRINGS
My Leading Strings collection is designed for ladies in the mood for play. I was inspired by the lively sensuality of curve-hugging strings. To spice up your back and décolleté, I created a play of lines that frames your beauty spectacularly. As I like to say: ‘Use diamonds to feel glamorous, use straps ‘n strings to get adventurous.’ Wear my Leading Strings and dare to be a leading lady!
MARLIES DEKKERS INTERPRETATION OF “THE ILLUSIONIST”
Give free rein to your imagination in my beguiling ‘The Illusionist’ collection. In a streamlined play of reveal and conceal, I created a bewitching pattern of lines in opulent black jacquard and executed it in 2 versions: with or without a nude bra base. Wrap your curves in these seriously seductive designs. You are the mistress of the game!
COME OUT AND PLAY!
This sassy set evokes Veronica Lake’s come-hither loveliness. Initiate a tantalizing game of peekaboo with a combination of sheer fabrics and playful cutouts that is sure to bring out your bewitching beauty. Marlies Dekkers added polka dots, a flirty trim, and sweet satin bows. All in dark-magic black, of course!
Darling, let’s have a party! This irresistible collection evokes the sassy spirit of Agatha’s glamorous socialites. For some extra ‘va-va-voom’, I used my favorite leopard print – so classy, so sexy! – and added a flirty trim and sweet satin bows. Wear my Peekaboo collection and discover your magic spell of seduction. Dare to bewitch!
Give in to your wanderlust with my ‘The Adventuress’ collection. Thinking of an endless starry sky above a deep blue sea, I combined sparkly gold lining (on the shoulder straps and bindings) with a gorgeous, legion blue fabric. For a mesmerizing effect, I draped my ultra-flattering design in a translucent fine mesh which I decorated with elegant spiderweb flocking. Look closely; is it a map of your desires?
MARLIES DEKKERS GOES ON A “SPACE ODYSSEY”
RADIATE STAR QUALITY
The Marlies Dekkers Space Odyssey collection is for ladies aiming for the stars. Thereby, Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction drama ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ inspired Marlies Dekkers to this collection. Kubrick pays tribute to the big questions in life: why are we here and what is our destiny? Therefore, this courageous voyage transcending time and space reminded Dekkers of the heroic journeys of women on a mission.
It’s what I wish for you: to boldly go where no one has gone before to understand and fulfill your destiny. I took the shape of Kubrick’s twirling spaceship and translated it into lovely little circular details. Wear my Space Odyssey to radiate star quality.
Thus, go ahead, seduce yourself in my Space Odyssey collection! To put the spotlight on your lethal beauty, I decorated this timeless design with graphic straps. I also added eye-catching, gold-metal ornaments, based on spaceships, at the center and apexes of the bra. Inspired by Agatha’s obsession with poisons, I overlaid the cyanide-green base with seductive, floral-embroidered lace fabric. Speaking of dangerous chemistry…
MARLIES DEKKERS X-MAS SPACE ODYSSEY
Twinkle, twinkle, gorgeous star, do you know how beautiful you are? Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky.
Radiate twinkling star quality in my stunning Space Odyssey collection, designed especially for the festive season. Inspired by a star-sprinkled winter sky, I chose a shimmering blue lurex fabric with a subtle shine and a festive silver sparkle. To put a spotlight on your beautiful curves, I added sensual straps and eye-catching ornaments in meteorite-colored metal. Dare to shine bright!
X-MAS ‘THIS IS THE SEASON TO SPARKLE!
If you are like me, you cannot WAIT to kickstart the festive season by filling up your house with fresh, fragrant greens and sparkly decorations. With every shiny ornament I hang in my tree, I say a little prayer of gratitude for all the love and friendship in my life. And with every touch of gorgeous red, I honor one very special lady…
Eve! Did you know that during the Middle Ages, people performed ‘paradise plays’ on Christmas Eve, using a pine tree with red apples tied to it as the Tree of Knowledge? I think it’s very fitting to be reminded of Eve’s brave actions during these Days of Giving.
After all, by picking the apple, Eve gave herself the gift of knowledge! So, this Holiday season, give back, especially to YOU. Celebrate and seduce yourself. Give yourself the gift of luminous self-confidence with my special, stunning, sparkly Christmas lingerie collection. Finally, wear it and you’ll see the most beautiful ornament this year will be your inner light, shining bright. Happy Holidays!
Pictures: © Ellen von Unwerth, Marlies Dekkers 2020
Stylist: Sascha Lilic https://www.instagram.com/saschalilic/