If you’re a woman and you say you’re a good at packing, you’re most likely lying. While there are many things that we are innately good at, deciding what to bring on a trip is not one of our fortes. Fortunately luxury fashion designer Marie France Van Damme has created a line of women’s wear that solves this age-old dilemma and fits perfectly into the resort wear niche.
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Marie France Van Damme spent years traveling the world, which ultimately led to her discovery that the fashion world was in need for a women’s wear collection specifically geared towards traveling. By incorporating her knowledge cumulated through experience designing and producing private labels for top retailers, Marie France Van Damme was able to redefine resort wear and create a line of sophisticated and elegant items suitable for any vacation.
Aesthetically, the line is a combination of old Hollywood glamour, clean lines and contemporary style, making it work for a variety of travelers, no matter their age. The palate is fairly neutral, ranging from earthy tones to vibrant prints. Scattered throughout the collection are bold metallic bronze pieces, as well as intricate prints on soft and luscious fabrics. Each item emphasizes style with ease, all the while never losing sight of the importance of lasting quality and sharp design.
Some signature pieces within the collection include jersey dresses, silk caftans, sequenced maxi gowns with crisscross back details, and sheer, printed cover ups. These versatile pieces work to create an infinite amount of different looks for an array of activities—whether it’s a weekend in Saint Tropez or a romantic getaway to Turks and Caicos, Marie France Van Damme is there with effortlessly chic ensembles that will guide you from a day playing in the sand to an evening out with your loved one. For apparel, prices range from $140 to $850.
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