I love it, of course, being approached by designers asking me to feature their work. When the person who approaches me is a young American designer who cares about quality, and slow, ethical fashion, it’s especially nice to say yes.
“La Fille Colette garments are made in America, by workers receiving fair wages. We are helping to reshore the garment industry and keep manufacturing jobs in the US.”
Like many designers, Colette started young—toddler young—by designing imaginary outfits for her beloved Spice Girls. She grew up to attend the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where she continued to pursue her love of art and design.
Colette’s designs are strong on geometric shapes, intersecting lines, and unexpected colors. Honestly, all tendencies to which I do not generally lean. So when I contemplated stepping out of my usual monotone black with black accents, I was a bit apprehensive. In addition, color blocking is something I’m usually ambivalent about, but this dress is black and grey, and even I can do that.
La fille Colette dresses are made with ponte fabric. Ponte is a high quality, tightly woven knit. The durability of the fabric makes La fille Colette dresses machine washable!
I wasn’t surprised to find out that Colette Chretien’s style icon is Lupita Nyongo. There’s something so vital, thoughtful, and simply good about young women like them. I can lament the state of the world, like women our age sometimes do; then I find, or am found by someone like Colette, and lamentation turns into admiration.
For Colette, fashion and art have always been inextricable.
Although I’m not showing it, this dress can also be worn with the v-neck in the front. La fille Colette is part of the day-to-night trend. You could wear this dress with the rounded neck to the office, reverse it and take it to dinner with the v-neck. La fille Colette.
P.S. A big thanks to the intrepid, Denton Taylor, for the beautiful pictures of me. Check out Denton’s work here.