Marie France van Damme Chinese New Year 2018

Melvyn Teillol-Foo

Marie France van Damme Style

Every season, Marie France Van Damme (MFVD) launches yet another collection pandering to the Luxury Lifestyle or resort-wear. MFVD is about a niche collection of day to night pieces for the woman who lives and travels the world in style.

Frankly, the black or white monochromatic theme was getting a bit monotonous for me.

AlphaLuxe featured MFVD collections before:
Summer 2017
Summer 2016
Metallic Swimsuits

Marie France

“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

Whilst I understand the ethos of the black/white mix & match theme, I yearn for a splash of colour for counterpoint. Hence, the frisson of excitement when I received a Chinese New Year greeting in my incoming mail.

Marie France van Damme Chinese New Year 2018

Now, that’s more like it! As a Hong Kong-based company touting the tropical South-East Asian lifestyle, they should know about the impact of red as a lucky Chinese colour….

It made me click onto the Marie France van Damme website to check out the new arrivals.

By the way, Chinese New Year 2018 starts on 16 February.

New Arrivals

Reversible Rose Bomber Jacket $1,250

Reversible Jacket MF4123-04 and Pants MF3754-07


Reversible Jacket MF4123-04 and Pants MF3754-07


Racer Back Rose Lurex Sun Dress $1,250

Racer Back Rose Lurex Sun Dress


Rose Embroidered Silk Dress $980

Rose Silk Black Dress with White Roses MF4031-07


Embroidered Silk Chiffon Tunic $620

Chiffon Tunic Acanthe Orange MF3222-30


Metallic Round Neck Cami Dress $620

White Metallic Dress MF4182


AlphaLuxe Comment

I know that my selection are mostly monochromatic again! At least, I know that some colourful highlights are available with careful perusing of the MFVD website.

I like the ease of wearing as distinguished by slim, column silhouettes and pullover style.

The reversible jacket allows numerous pairing possibilities.

The dresses and tunics flatter with high neckline, modern racer back and cut-in shoulders.


FTC Disclosure: Neither I nor AlphaLuxe received anything from Marie France Van Damme for this and previous reports.

Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)

Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He is also a moderator on horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelogue ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.

Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications. He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).

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