The company of lingerie designer Marlies Dekkers was declared bankrupt last week. After suffering a net loss of EUR 2.9m in 2012, the Netherlands-based lingerie label was declared failed but it was also announced that it had been taken over by private investment and equity firm, Karmijn Kapital. As a result of the restructuring, only six of the brand stores, all in the Benelux, are to remain open and 35 out of over 100 jobs are secured with Ms Dekkers staying on as board member.
The brand became famous by producing bras with the signature style of straps above the cups. The restart will herald in a transformation into e-commercie and the sale will take place mainly through their own webshop and online store.
“We came much faster in this situation than expected. Especially for employees who lose their jobs this obviously hurts very much. They have put their heart and soul into my company and for that I am very grateful to them,” says Marlies Dekkers in a reaction.
Marlies Dekkers was not only named Businesswoman of the year 2007, but also won in New York the CILA Award for best fashion lingerie. Early 2008 Dekkers received, from the hands of the mayor of Paris, the Creator of the Year Award. The company celebrated 20 years in business recently having been started by the designer in 1993.