Marlies Dekkers

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Marlies Dekkers
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Marlies Dekkers in 2012
Born (1965-11-29) 29 November 1965 (age 52)
Oosterhout, Netherlands
Residence Amsterdam
Nationality Dutch
Occupation Fashion designer
Label(s) marlies|dekkers

Marlies Dekkers (Dutch pronunciation: [mɑrˈlis ˈdɛkərs]; born 29 November 1965 in Oosterhout) is a Dutch fashion designer known for her lingerie line Undressed.

Designs by Marlies Dekkers
Designs from a retrospective exhibit, "15 Years of Marlies Dekkers", in Rotterdam

Biography[edit]

She studied at the Art school in Breda, from which she graduated cum laude (with distinction) in 1991. With the aid of a government grant, she launched, two years later in 1993, her first collection of items under the fashion label Undressed, heralded at the time as a new approach to designing lingerie.

In 1996, Dekkers married Peter Wagenaar, a photographer. The couple has one daughter Zilver (Silver in Dutch). Wagenaar was also a member of the board of Marlies Dekkers' company. When the couple divorced in 2006, Wagenaar also left the company.

Points of sale[edit]

The Marlies Dekkers brand (stylized in print as "marlies|dekkers") has established 1000 points of sale worldwide and Marlies Dekkers stores are located in cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Paris, Bangkok, Berlin and Cologne. A store was briefly opened in New York from December 2008 to March 2009.[1]

A store opened in Utrecht at the end of 2008.

There are 4 additional locations that carry marlies|dekkers. The newest of these locations, Uplift Intimate Apparel, opened in 2017 in Carmel, Indiana, and carries a wide variety of her styles. In Salt Lake City, Utah, the brabar|boutique, which opened in 2012, carries UNDRESSED and marlies|dekkers. Estilo established marlies|dekkers sales in 2009, and the Australasian relater Myer carries this brand.

Fashion lines[edit]

  • Undressed Women (lingerie collection for women)
  • Undressed Special Sizes (lingerie collection for curvy women)
  • Undressed Girls (lingerie collection for young women)
  • Undressed Men (modern underwear line for men)
  • Undressed Cotton (never out of stock cotton line for both men and women)
  • Undressed Secrets (vintage lingerie collection)
  • Sundressed (beachwear & accessories)
  • Sundressed Sunglasses (sunglasses)
  • Nightdressed (luxurious lounge- and evening wear)

Awards[edit]

  • Dutch Bodyfashion Award (1994)
  • ELLE's Innovator of the Year Award (2004)
  • Grand Seigneur (2005)
  • Prix Veuve Clicquot Business woman of the year (2007)[2]
  • Cila Award - Best Fashion Lingerie (2007) [3]
  • Creator of the Year (2008)
  • CILA Award - Best Maternity Lingerie (2008)
  • Marie Claire Prix de la Mode (2008) [4]

Public Collections[edit]

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