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MEET | MARIE FRANCE VAN DAMME
Featured 1.9.17-1.15.17 | Imagine your life as one big glamorous adventure. Then imagine that while you’re on this adventure, you’re actually also doing what you love with such enthusiasm that it inspires everyone around you to be creative, passionate and driven. The person you’re now picturing is Marie France Van Damme, the Canadian-born, Hong Kong-based fashion designer whose eponymous line of chic, stylish resort wear is self-inspired and influenced by her travels, lifestyle and personal style. Each piece is exquisite and seasonless and reflects the many lives she lives: from simple, flowy dresses that are reminiscent of her home amidst the palm trees and sea breezes of Hong Kong to metallics and neutrals that are so versatile they can go from beach to boardroom easily. Van Damme is the true definition of #girlboss: she cleans her design studio to decompress (her greatest gift? A Dyson vacuum) and has no problem getting her hands dirty in any of her shops. She’s also only missed 2 days of work in 36 years. 2 days. 36 years. So yeah. She’s also gorgeous, madly in love with her husband and incredibly confident. Let’s all pay attention. Welcome to Marie France’s week.
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Marie France Van Damme is a Canadian-born, Hong-Kong based fashion designer, celebrated hostess and author, whose luxury lifestyle resortwear brand is inspired by her travels and personal style. Marie France Van Damme introduced her eponymous label in the summer of 2011. The Marie France Van Damme line is defined by an edited collection of elegant and seasonless staples with every piece designed to transition seamlessly from city to resort. The brand is loved by celebrities such as Beyoncé, Heidi Klum, Cameron Diaz, Olivia Palermo, Christina Hendricks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Marie France Van Damme is available at her retail locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket and London as well as at Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Intermix and exclusive resorts such as Amanresorts and the One & Only. Collections are not distinguished by season, but relevance. She is also the author of the coffee table book RSVP: Simple Sophistication, Effortless Entertaining (Thames & Hudson) featuring her effortless style and entertaining tips with photographs by Herbert Ypma of the Hip Hotels series.
Marie France Van Damme designs a collection of understated, sophisticated pieces for the woman who lives and travels the world in style.