This winter, One&Only Resorts and luxury resort wear designer Marie France Van Damme are collaborating to create the perfect “City to Resort” wardrobe.
Launching in November, the women’s capsule collection will include ten versatile resort wear pieces in black and white and an exclusive print in fabrics such as silk chiffon and silk satin.
The collection of understated day-to-night pieces can be mixed and matched to create multiple looks and was inspired by Marie France’s desire to create a collection that could travel the world in style both on holiday and at home.
Guests of One&Only will have the opportunity to purchase the wardrobe in advance of their trip or choose to have the collection waiting for them upon arrival at the resort.
Marie France Van Damme, the Hong Kong-based designer known for her globally influenced line of luxury resort, swim, and ready-to-wear, introduced her first luxury resort wear collection in summer 2011. Her collection of resort wear can be found in leading department stores and boutiques worldwide including Harrods, Selfridges, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue and in her namesake boutiques in Hong Kong, Bangkok, London and Phuket. She is well known for her ‘wear anywhere’ resort line, and the “City to Resort” collection is a further extension of her global chic style.
“People want clothes they can wear from day-to-night, and from city-to-beach, and this was the concept behind the “City to Resort” collection,” says Marie France Van Damme. “I have always admired the One&Only brand and their resorts. I’m honoured to be able to have designed this exclusive collection,” she said.
The One&Only “City to Resort” collection will feature classic silhouettes designed to complement one another including:
• Long black modal silk cardigan
• Modal silk t-shirt in white
• Jersey black flare pants
• Long silk chiffon embroidered kaftan in exclusive print
• Short silk chiffon embroidered tunic in exclusive print
• Long silk chiffon and embroidered cover up in exclusive print
• Black and silver bikini
• Printed silk satin pants
• Black jersey sequins column dress
• Silver metallic canvas travel bag
Guests can purchase the “City to Resort” collection so that it is available upon arrival at their destination, allowing them to travel by plane with only their personal belongings. The collection will be available from December at all NEO boutiques, or the collection can be ordered on Marie France Van Damme’s website mariefrancevandamme.com from November.
“Fashion is an intrinsic part of our guests’ lives, and through collaborations with designers like Marie France, we can truly provide something unique for our guests to enjoy both on holiday and at home,” said Helen McCabe-Young, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, One&Only Resorts.
“It was important to make the collection versatile, and we decided that classic, but chic black and white would be best, as guests don’t always want to be in bright colours. They can easily mix-and-match and have a number of options to wear from day-to-night, and the clothes will work perfectly for both on-resort and off,” said Preston Schroeder, Director or Retail, One&Only Resorts.
“The fabric choice was also incredibly important as we want our guests to feel comfortable, but also beautiful at the same time, making modal silk and jersey the perfect choice.”
The “City to Resort” collection will be available to purchase at NEO boutiques at One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town in South Africa, One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius and One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, as well as in Marie France Van Damme’s boutiques and on her website.
About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence.
Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled.
These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town in South Africa and One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia.
One&Only has also announced plans to develop and operate five new One&Only resorts, in Sanya, Hainan, China; in Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection in Europe, Bahrain and two new resorts in Mexico. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com
About Marie France Van Damme
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, Jourdan Dunn, Heidi Klum, Cameron Diaz, Olivia Palermo, Christina Hendricks, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.Marie France Van Damme and is available at her other retail locations in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Phuket and London, Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods, Selfridges, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Intermix and exclusive resorts such as Aman resorts and the One & Only. 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.