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Life Curated by MF

A passion for beautiful things 

A passion for fashion, food, family, friends, travels, objects, art, animals, a passion for life.

MFVD x Perma Club

MFVD x Perma Club

BACK TO NATURE We teamed up with Hong Kong’s regenerative farm Perma Club and is treating customers to a slice of eco life. From designing prints for her iconic caftans to entertaining at home, fashion designer and tastemaker Marie France Van Damme often turns to nature for inspiration. Which is why her latest collaboration is with small Hong Kong-based organic farm Perma Club, whose sustainable principles go hand in hand with the direction her brand is endeavouring to follow. Coinciding with the release of her new Spring campaign, Van Damme will be gifting loyal customers with artisanal soaps. These are hand made from turmeric that has been grown in the regenerative garden and enriched with plant butters and essential oils, making... Read More

Select 7 2017

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... Read More
Select 7 2017
MFVD X DAMIAN FOXE

MFVD X DAMIAN FOXE

Fashion designer Marie France Van Damme teamed up with photographer Damian Foxe  and stylist Elad Bitton on her luxury label’s Festive campaign. “I was  excited to work with Damian on my campaign. Not only is he a friend, he is also one of the most admired professionals in his field,” says Van Damme, who heads up her family owned and run label. “His creative vision and eye for fashion have made my clothes come alive.” Read More

Under One Roof

BEHIND THE SCENES We all want to look good in our clothes but with the wellbeing of our planet high on everyone’s agenda at the moment, we also need to feel good about our clothes, how they are made and where they come from. Which is why I’m excited to give you a personal insight into the way we work at Marie France Van Damme, our sustainable values and how we are empowering you to shop luxuriously but responsibly.  Check out our video clip Under One Roof, which offers you a snapshot of the traceable, transparent and consequently more sustainable process by which our gorgeous caftans and dresses are made… Call me a control freak but I love being personally... Read More
Under One Roof
Fashion designer’s Hong Kong atelier is an East-meets-West study in statement and style rich in contrast, its walls hung with art

Fashion designer’s Hong Kong atelier is an East-meets-West study in statement and style rich in contrast, its walls hung with art

Fashion designer’s Hong Kong atelier is an East-meets-West study in statement and style rich in contrast, its walls hung with art Fashion designer Marie France Van Damme’s elegant Kwun Tong atelier has an overhaul that reflects its industrial origins and the area’s history. An extension of her house in Clear Water Bay, it is filled with stylish, comfortable furniture, glossy coffee table books and interesting objets d’art.   Two Hermès bicycles near the entrance of the atelier became Van Damme’s when her husband raised his hand mistakenly at a Mother’s Choice charity auction. To say there is a stark contrast between fashion designer Marie France Van Damme’s atelier and its location would be an understatement. Situated in the heart of... Read More

Flower Market

The language of flowers is something that is intrinsically part of who I am. Flowers, in particular, peonies, roses and orchids have always evoked a myriad of feelings in me, awakening new sparks of inspirations which have weaved itself into my designs and in how I live my life.  As long as I can remember, my weekly ritual when in Hong Kong is to meander through Prince Edward flower market. I have my usual florist which I make a beeline for. As I twist and turn through these streets humming with a hive of activity and glorious profusion of colours, my fascination with nature's abundance gives me a sense of renewal which nothing can compare.  These weekly jaunts to the... Read More
Flower Market
Flower Arrangement

Flower Arrangement

Another weekly ritual which is more a passion than a pastime is arranging my flowers. In immersing myself in this task, I lose all sense of time and place. The breathtaking sophistication of a single sheer white peony or the long stemmed ballerina-like elegance of white lilies anchors my spirit and centers my mind. The effortless simplicity of the colour white strikes a spiritual note against the relaxed ambiance of my home and my atelier. Whether I am preparing my home for an evening entertaining close friends or just a quiet intimate weekend with the family, flowers permeate our surroundings with their delicate perfume and visual beauty. Flowers create that sense of occasion and tingling anticipation for what the evening holds.... Read More

WEEKLY RITUAL | Store Visits

A weekly ritual, visiting my store in Hong Kong. Pré-Covid, I had the luxury to visit all my stores around the world, a few times a year; it’s what I enjoyed most about the business. Travelling to all these wonderful places LA, Miami, Dubai, Marrakesh, Phuket, Bangkok, Singapore. Working with our great team of sales ambassadors and most of all having the pleasure to meet our customers.   Read More
WEEKLY RITUAL | Store Visits
Conspiracy Chocolate

Conspiracy Chocolate

Fashion, travel and chocolate are among life’s pleasures, which is why I decided to have some fun and link all three. I collaborated with Hong Kong-based artisanal chocolatier Conspiracy Chocolate, who shares our ethos – that of using high-quality ingredients from a single known source to create small batch products, with a true passion for what they do. Working together, we came up with seven new flavours that are unique to my brand. The 75% dark chocolate creations are inspired by the cultural and culinary traditions of every city that Marie France Van Damme is part of – Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Morocco, Beverly Hills and Miami - and come wrapped in beautiful packaging designs that also reflect the... Read More

The Party.

In the heady era of the 70s, I wore my caftans lounging by the beaches on Fire Island to dancing on the streets of New York en route for yet another star filled night at Studio 54. I still dream of the bright lights of the city and nights with Warhol and Dali. The impossible glamour of the bygone days when innocence and joyous hope reigned. Read More

The Party.