Marlies Dekkers

Marlies Dekkers

Entrepreneur, author and lingerie designer

Marlies Dekkers has a purpose: to empower women – something she’s been doing since she launched her first lingerie collection in 1993. A true pioneer in luxury lingerie and Dutch design, Marlies Dekkers’ brand is sold online and in stores in more than 20 countries. The extraordinary fit and unique design elements of her undergarments, which feature distinctive curvilinear straps, have resulted in numerous international awards including ELLE’s Innovator of the Year Award, Prix Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year and the Grand Seigneur Award. She has also written several books, including ‘Unlock Your Potential’, in which she aims to inspire and motivate young women of all backgrounds to make the most of their talents.

Marlies has dressed numerous top celebrities, powerful female role models such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna and Lady Gaga. She describes herself as ‘a feminine feminist’ – a woman who has made it her mission in life to challenge women to be masters of their own destiny. Her motto: dare to dream, dare to grow, dare to be.

See Marlies Dekkers talk about her design philosophy