Marlies Dekkers, the cult Dutch underwear artist, wants to use your body as her canvas. Marlies, who shuns the lingerie tradition of lace, ribbon and frill, conceives bold, graphic conceptual looks using strap lattices and unusual cutouts to create lingerie for the contemporary woman.

Governed by the golden combination of design, fit, quality and a feminine point of view, the work of Marlies Dekkers is like a piece of art you wear either under your clothing or as a part of your outfit.

Marlies Dekkers was born in 1965 and graduated from the Academy of Art with distinction in 1991. She launched her lingerie collection two years later with the help of a grant. With her modern vision on lingerie, she started a lingerie revolution in The Netherlands and later throughout the rest of the world. Marlies Dekkers designs from her own vision of life and aims to stimulate women’s self-confidence. Her motto is “dare to dream, dare to grow, dare to be”. She considers the woman’s body as her canvas by accentuate its beautiful parts with the signature straps in her designs.

marlies|dekkers has grown into an established brand with over 500 retail points in cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Paris, Cologne and stores such as Selfridges, Bijenkorf and Bloomingdales.