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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.

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

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
Under One Roof

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

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

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

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

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
Forbes
SCMP - MFVD STYLE

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

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