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Life à la MF

What is "Life à la MF" ?

 

Little stories about everyday life

 

A passion for beautiful things 

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

‘Mine is a simple story, it is the story of an ordinary life that became extraordinary’  (Wallis Simpson)

The Caftan

The Caftan

I created a small collection of dresses, which I called "the Hostess dress" collection, for those who entertain friends at home, who want to be super comfortable and instantly chic, who do not want to go thru the trouble of what to wear with what ,something you can throw on your naked body, or even over your old and soft comfy jogging suit. I’m not sure I should call those dresses "caftans" as they are not always shaped like an old fashion caftan, but I love the word "caftan", as it reminds me of an era I wish I had known. My husband called me the other night at the office, and asked me what time I would be home... Read More

Interview with Vivian

Vivian, what does MingCha mean? And when did it all start?  明 pronounces as "MING" is the key essence in our brand. We would like people to have an open heart to approach tea, so to understand tea to its fullest and be enlightened. Ming also refers to Ming Dynasty (1369-1644), the golden age of tea production and the period when tea was consumed widely and daily in every household. Cha refers to “Tea”.  MingCha is dedicated to revitalize fine teas for everyday life. We continue to develop, design and present teas in many ways to Let our teas speak to you. The more you understand tea, the more you will respect, appreciate, enjoy and benefit from it. And when did it all start?  I am a designer and... Read More
Interview with Vivian
Interview with Kim Robinson

Interview with Kim Robinson

Am I speaking to the painter or the hairdresser today? Tell me more about this new passion. You are talking to both, I am a hair stylist... who is in the creative industry. I am also an artist.. which is also in the creative industry. I think there’s not much difference between painting and creating hair or designing fashion, it’s all related.  It’s about whether you have the eye or the vision, it's about telling a story. Read More

Conversations with MF

Get to know what truly inspires Marie France by watching ‘Conversations with MF’ on where she opens up with our customers. 
Conversations with MF
This Festive Season

This Festive Season

SCMP - MFVD STYLE

Beyoncé swears by it: Marie France Van Damme designs luxury resort wear that celebrities flock to buy  After working with fashion retailers Marks & Spencer and Saks Fifth Avenue, then hoteliers Aman Resorts and One & Only, Van Damme struck out alone – now she boasts 13 boutiques across the world in LA, Miami, Bangkok, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong. Tracey Furniss   “I opened stores in my favourite cities,” says the designer, who moved to Hong Kong in the mid-1980s. We are chatting at Tirpse, a new French-Japanese fine dining eatery at K11 Musea. I notice Van Damme has a keen eye for styling when she starts readjusting some of the dishes for our photographer, who is taking food shots... Read More
SCMP - MFVD STYLE
Interview with Corina - Stéfère

Interview with Corina - Stéfère

Stefere is a jewelery brand known for its innovative designs, combining feminine elegance with the avant-garde. Since its establishment in 2006, the Parisian brand has offered vibrant, contemporary designs, and has a distinct rock-and-roll glam aesthetic featuring floral, snake, star, and skull motifs.

Conversations with MF

Get to know what truly inspires Marie France by watching ‘Conversations with MF’ on where she opens up with our customers. 
Conversations with MF
Forbes

Forbes

Fashion Designer Marie France Van Damme Launches ‘Curated By MF,’ A Globally Inspired Home Decor Platform And Line Emma Reynolds Marie France Van Damme is a Canadian-born resortwear designer based in Hong Kong who specializes in elegant, luxury resortwear, swim and ready-to-wear. Understated yet chic, her fashion is inspired by both Europe and Asia and designed for the modern woman who appreciates luxe textiles and high design. Marie France Van Damme with pieces from her Curated by MF collection.   Van Damme travels the world to find inspiration for her fashion line, so it’s only fitting that she launched a travel-inspired home decor collection and platform, Curated by MF, which features a number of pieces for the home from global artisans and... Read More

Marrakech

I long for the days when I was able to visit Marrakech, our store in La Mamounia, and our wonderful team there – which of course, was always just an excuse to spend time in one of my favourite cities.
Marrakech