Deborah Marquit creates her collection with a passion for feminine luxuries in celebration of the joy and freedom of the female spirit. Handcrafted with technical engineering, the bold colors and fabrics of the collection offer an unparalleled aesthetic with a premise to enhance the body's natural beauty.
The making of the collection requires specialized types of machinery and pattern drafting involving both architecture and physics, employing materials to serve the body considering movement, weight, gravity, and symmetry combined to provide undergarments that define, shape and contour.
Frequently featured in the media, the collection is notable for its trademark silhouette and bold colors providing clean, modern underpinnings, that strike a balance between innerwear and outerwear, to wear privately or strategically revealed.
Imported and domestic materials, including nylon, cotton, silk, and intricate hand-loomed laces, are of the composition, beauty, and texture preferred for their performance, long-lasting wear, and easy maintenance.
Located in New York City, the manufacturing team produces each piece dedicated to high quality, precision, and care.
Among those loyal to the brand are Zoe Kravitz, Rihanna, Gretchen Mol, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, M.I.A., Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon, Lisa Marie Smith, Nicole Kidman, Stella Schnabel, and make-up artist Bobbi Brown.
Editorial features include Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, InStyle, Glamour, Interview, Nylon, T, The New York Times, W Magazine, Esquire, L'Official, GQ, CR Fashionbook, Details, V Magazine, LOVE, Re-Edition, Marie Claire, I-D, Vice, The Face, Spin, Playboy, Max, Wonderland, Self Service, Vanity Fair, and Rollingstone.
Company slogan; "Light your body, Illuminate the path."
In 1984, for a woman to reveal her bra was still considered a bit daring, and retailers offered mainly restrictive utilitarian styles in standard colors black, white, and beige. At that time, Deborah Marquit created the first foundation garments in fluorescent colors to wear ironically as a feminist fashion statement in the rebellion against the status quo.
The innovation of bras and briefs in Neons, Pink, Yellow, Orange, and Lime pioneered the concept of underwear as outerwear and earned her first sale to seventeen Bloomingdale's stores across the USA that launched the brand.
In 1985, breaking further from tradition, Marquit expanded her collection and was the first designer to introduce lingerie in Camouflage print, Faux Patent Leather, Denim, and Lamé, initiating fashion into the intimate apparel marketplace.
Deborah Marquit was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2009.