'Betty Elms' Silk & Mesh Harness Knickers By Marika Vera

'Betty Elms' Silk & Mesh Harness Knickers By Marika Vera, 2013, Mexico. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

Date: 2013

Origin: Mexico

Fabric: Silk satin, stretch nylon mesh

Brand: Marika Vera


A pair of harness knickers in complementary shades of red, with panels of silk satin and stretch nylon mesh. The central harness strap is adjustable with gold toned components, and the knicker gusset fastens with poppers. These knickers were part of the brand’s 2013 collection ‘Welcome To The Rabbit Hole’, which drew its inspiration from the female characters of David Lynch’s films. Marika Vera’s designs often feature overlapping fabrics and cut outs, with the intention for the garments to be both bedroom wear and easily styled for outerwear.

Designer Marika Vera founded her label in 2010 as a silk-focused lingerie line. The brand now offers a range of womenswear pieces alongside its lingerie collections, with its studio based in Mexico City.


From the collection of Karolina Laskowska

Museum number: KL-2020-036


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