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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.
My collections are very much resort and Dolce Vita-inspired. I love the timeless shape of the caftan. The caftan embodies elegance. It holds allure, beauty and mystery and can be worn absolutely anywhere....from resort to beach to dinner. Our 2017 collection explores the glamorous roots of resort wear with a muted palette of silver and nude, and hints of platinum and gold metallic sparkle.Read More
I try to spend as much time as I can with my husband and children in Phuket on our boat. We have discovered some beautiful small deserted white beaches going down to Malaysia. The water is turquoise blue and the weather is always warm.Read More
I always suggest that food should be the simplest part of the equation. An easy way to entertain is to buy great cheeses and do just one fantastic tray of different options with fresh figs, apples and pears and serve it with an excellent wine.Read More
Everyday, I am reminded of human trafficking and slavery. I live in Asia and am surrounded by women who are desperately looking for a better life, only too often to find themselves involved in prostitution in one form or another; exploited morally and physically by an employer.Read More