Marie France Van Damme: Luxury Lifestyle
A collection of understated day to night pieces for the women who lives and travel the world in style.
The Marie France Van Damme Luxury Resort Wear collection launched in summer 2011, defined by its superior quality craftsmanship and extensive selection of luxurious fabrics. Each piece is designed with versatility in mind; from an afternoon at the beach to an evening out, each silhouette is carefully considered with pieces that are wearable, yet alluring.
The collection was created to offer women an alternative to current market trends - a brand new luxury product, embracing timeless, modern pieces that can be worn for all occasions and not only at chic holiday destinations. The stylish holiday ‘must pack’ has now become a global lifestyle brand.
The Marie France Van Damme collection has a ‘wear anywhere’ appeal, with a ‘resort-inspired flare’ that will never go out of style. The collection bridges the gap between day and evening wear, through versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched effortlessly with an infinite number of options.
Marie France Van Damme
Marie France Van Damme, pioneered the Orient in the early 1980’s when she relocated to Hong Kong to start her manufacturing company specializing in women’s wear. Born in Montreal, Canada, Marie France attended university studying business administration until a strike at the school lead Marie France to occupy her free time with an internship at a leading women’s apparel brand. The brief interaction with the fashion industry quickly changed her path. She moved to New York to head up one of the first private label businesses dealing with top department stores including Macy’s and Lord and Taylor.
While traveling back and forth from New York to the orient, Marie France Van Damme fell in love with her husband and relocated to Hong Kong to start her manufacturing company specializing in women’s wear. There, she developed and manufactured ready-to-wear products for European retailers such as La Redoute-Redcats, Monoprix, Marks & Spencer and Saks Fifth Ave.
Throughout her years of travel, Marie France identified a niche in the market for a chic, stylish and complete resort wear collection. Incorporating her knowledge and experience garnered from designing and producing private labels for top retailers in Europe, and inspired by her vivacious and cosmopolitan lifestyle, she decided to launch the Marie France Van Damme line geared towards saavy and sophisticated women. With over thirty years of experience in the fashion industry, Marie France Van Damme has created a self-inspired, self-titled line, influenced by her travels, lifestyle and personal style.
The Marie France Van Damme luxury collection, which launched in the summer of 2011, is defined by its versatility with every piece designed to be worn from an afternoon at the beach to an evening out, with each silhouette carefully considered so pieces are wearable yet alluring. The collections have a fluid neutral palette ranging from metallic bronze to gunmetal, silver to gold, beautiful prints and solids in fabrics such as diaphanous silk chiffon and luscious silk sateen, to a weightless jersey.
Marie France currently lives in Hong Kong with her husband and sons.
Understated elegance. Relaxed Chic.
"I wanted to give women the true key to a lifestyle of luxury, where sophistication is made simple and elegance effortless, through timeless pieces to reflect your own personal style and attitude."
— Marie France Van Damme
Signatures pieces. Worldwide appeal.
“I created this collection for those who, like me, tend to dress in either black or white. I wanted to offer women an alternative, with pieces they can wear for years and that never go out of style. Ease and quiet elegance is an important theme; pieces can be mixed and matched effortlessly, with an infinite number of options to reflect your own personal style and attitude. With this line, there is no right or wrong way, only your way.”
— Marie France Van Damme
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