Marie France Van Damme Spring Summer 2019: Miami Swim Week

Marie France Van Damme Miami Swim Week FW19

Marie France Van Damme, the Hong Kong-based designer known for her globally influenced line of luxury resort, swim, and ready-to-wear, continues to expand her presence worldwide with the introduction of her new Resort 2019 collection during Miami Swim Week and three new U.S. stores.

With a presence on both coasts that includes her Los Angeles store at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, Marie France Van Damme recently opened its first Florida store in January 2018 to meet the demands of its ever-expanding, sophisticated clientele in Miami at Bal Harbour Shops. In October the designer will open her twelfth store in Las Vegas at Wynn Plaza.

Best known for her silk caftans and timeless collection of elegant resort wear, Marie France Van Damme’s designs have became a “must-have” for the jet set and those who appreciate a timeless luxury product. “My collections are very much resort and Dolce Vita-inspired,” says Marie France Van Damme. Whether it’s evening wear or a day dress, silk caftan, city pyjama, or swimwear, Marie France Van Damme’s philosophy remains the same: “I think some things have changed but no matter where you are, women will always want to look beautiful and glamorous,” says Marie France Van Damme.

Marie France Van Damme: Miami Swim Week FW19

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Marie France Van Damme’s new collection explores the glamorous roots of resort wear with a muted palette of silver and nude and hints of platinum and gold metallic sparkle, and opulent fabrics; from French lace to metallic-toned Italian weaves and featherweight Chinese silks. Signature pieces like the Boubou caftan provide instant glamour.

Founded in 2011, Marie France Van Damme’s luxury resort wear line has gained international appeal with a presence at luxury retailers in Europe and Asia including Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods, and Saks Fifth Avenue, in addition to select luxury resorts including Amanresorts and the One & Only. While many luxury brands are shying away from retail, Marie France Van Damme continues to open new stores across the globe. With boutiques located in some of the world’s most iconic luxury travel and shopping capitals, Marie France Van Damme had been seeking an exceptional home for her permanent Florida boutique in order to showcase her collections and meet the needs of her coastal clientele.

Marie France Van Damme has rapidly expanded since its inception in 2011 to include an impressive range of ready-to-wear, resort wear, swimwear, sunglasses, perfume, and candles. The designer recently launched a twelfth boutique in Las Vegas’ Wynn Plaza, and a store in Marrakech at La Mamounia in January 2018, a Los Angeles boutique in September 2017 at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, a boutique in Bangkok’s luxury shopping and entertainment complex Gaysorn Village in 2017, and her seventh store in December 2016 in Hong Kong’s prestigious Elements shopping mall, which is Marie France Van Damme’s second Hong Kong store. The company opened its very first store in Hong Kong’s acclaimed International Finance Centre (IFC) mall in September 2013. Five years later, Marie France Van Damme has thirteen stores worldwide, proving that small curated stores are still very relevant. The company currently has 100 retail locations in some of the world’s most desirable shopping destinations.

Made in Hong Kong & South China Marie France Van Damme is proud of the production capabilities it has built for itself in the past 30 years. With couture and tailoring facilities in-house and embroidery produced across the border in China, every production piece is fitted and quality verified to ensure that the Marie France Van Damme label fulfills the highest standards in the industry.

About Marie France Van Damme

Marie France Van Damme is a Canadian-born, Hong-Kong based fashion designer, celebrated hostess and author, whose luxury lifestyle resort wear brand is inspired by her travels and personal style. Marie France Van Damme introduced her eponymous label in the summer of 2011. The Marie France Van Damme line is defined by an edited collection of elegant and seasonless staples with every piece designed to transition seamlessly from city to resort. The brand is loved by celebrities such as Beyoncé, Heidi Klum, Cameron Diaz, Olivia Palermo, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Marie France Van Damme is available at her other retail locations in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Miami, Marrakech, Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket and London, Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods, Saks Fifth Avenue, Le Bon Marché, Neiman Marcus and exclusive resorts such as Amanresorts and the One & Only. Collections are not distinguished by season, but relevance. She is also the author of the coffee table book RSVP: Simple Sophistication, Effortless Entertaining (Thames & Hudson) featuring her effortless style and entertaining tips with photographs by Herbert Ypma of the Hip Hotels series.


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