From the moment I start designing a bra until it is actually in the stores, takes about three years. The high quality standards and design techniques of marlies|dekkers lingerie need a development time like no other lingerie brand.
My inspiration for a new collection always comes from a strong woman of today or the past, who inspires me. To maximize the design process I need to completely immerse myself in the new theme. I then breathe, eat and sleep this theme before I can start with the designs. I often become infatuated with theme and start preparing my closet for the lingerie which is coming within a few years. By the moment the collection is finished, my closet is filled with clothes matching that particular collection.
The Style Collection has been conceived for the woman who regards her lingerie as an integral part of every ensemble. Every morning after I have finished my morning rituals of working-out and enjoying an oatmeal breakfast; the next stop is my closet. The first stop is my lingerie department. Since I am a women who regards my lingerie as an integral part of my outfit – I start with a lingerie “questionnaire”. How do I feel today? Sexy, sensual, casual, bright, dark, calm, energetic? Fun choices I need to make before I can decide upon the perfect lingerie set for that day. I can then move onto the rest of my outfit, where the most important question is: what complements my lingerie best!
Maybe it’s not the order you are used to, but choosing my lingerie carefully and making sure it fits my mood, gives me extra energy and makes me feel beautiful – ready to conquer the world (or just ready to handle that day)!