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HELLO! East meets West at Marie France Van Damme breathtaking Hong Kong home.

HELLO! East meets West at Marie France Van Damme breathtaking Hong Kong home.

A look at Marie France Van Damme's house Marie France Van Damme has a stunning house in Hong Kong and HELLO! goes inside... take a look!   Read More

MFVD| MIAMI HERALD

  Luxe designer Marie France Van Damme stays neutral with her palette  *Fans of the line include Heidi Klum * Originally from Canada, now lives in Hong Kong *Tried out bright colors but found they weren’t for her BY CATERINA BALZANO Attention, resortwear lovers and jetsetters, start your shopping engines: Celebrity fave designer Marie France Van Damme just launched her Spring/Summer 16 Resort Collection at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. “The line is full of chiffons and silks as usual, with embroidery and colors such as blacks, whites, grays — and this season, there are a bit of blues,” said Van Damme, who now has five stores worldwide. After 35 years of working in the fashion industry — manufacturing clothes for a private label... Read More
MFVD| MIAMI HERALD
INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES - Doing Exactly What You Dreamed About

INTERNATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES - Doing Exactly What You Dreamed About

Interview: Elad Yifrach

Elad Yifrach is the founder of L'Objet, producing exquisite tableware with an emphasis on quality, beauty & simplicity, inspired by a passion and curiosity of natural beauty, architecture and lost civilizations. In 2015 he opened his first boutique store in Southampton – L’Objet à la Plage. What does Jet Set mean to you? Jet Set to me is a well-traveled person who knows how to navigate in new places and who finds undiscovered gems everywhere they go. The more I travel the more I want to discover new places. That’s true Jet Set. Where are your favorite holiday destinations? Tulum, Mexico. Phuket, Thailand, Tel Aviv, Israel or the Aegean Sea. Where should one go to see and to be seen? The... Read More
Interview: Elad Yifrach
Architectural Digest China | MFVD AD

Architectural Digest China | MFVD AD

Marie Claire Meets: Marie France Van Damme

Here, Marie France Van Damme tells us what she's learned in the process...   You set up your own brand after working for the likes of Saks Fifth Avenue. Why did you decide to branch out on your own? 
I decided it was time to change my life! I set up my office in New York in the early 80s, working on private labels with department stores, then moved to Hong Kong and eventually opened my factory in China in the early 90s. I set up my eponymous brand three years ago. After designing and manufacturing all those years for others, it was a natural step to take. How does having your own brand differ from being an employee? 
I was actually an... Read More
Marie Claire Meets: Marie France Van Damme