Originally from Montreal, Canada, Marie France Van Damme began her fashion career with an internship at a leading women's apparel brand. She then moved to New York to head up one of the first private label businesses working with top department stores including Macy's and Lord and Taylor. In the early 1980s, she relocated to Hong Kong and started a manufacturing company specializing in ready-to-wear products for European retailers.
Throughout her years of travel, Marie France identified a demand in the market for a chic, stylish and complete resort wear collection. With over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, Marie France Van Damme created a self-inspired, self-titled line, influenced by her travels, lifestyle and personal style. The Marie France Van Damme luxury collection, launched in the summer of 2011, is defined by its versatility, with every piece designed to bridge the gap between day and evening wear.
Van Damme's resort wear collection stands out not only for its use of luxurious fabrics and trims, but its muted color palette of neutrals and metallics. Her high-end pieces feature impeccable detail, including careful stitching and hand embroidery. Each silhouette is carefully considered so pieces are wearable yet alluring, with styles that mix and match for every occasion, whether lounging by the beach or enjoying an elegant evening out. Marie France Van Damme gives women the true key to a lifestyle of luxury, where sophistication is made simple and elegance effortless, through timeless pieces with infinite possibilities.HIDE DESIGNER TEXT