La Fille Colette creates elevated, conscious pieces for a feminine and strong woman who seeks polished and versatile garments to take her from day to night


La Fille Colette’s mission is to produce exciting and elevated garments that retain an easy-to-wear accessibility. La Fille Colette values transparency, supports the people behind the clothes, and encourages a more conscious approach to fashion.

The label is very proud to be made in the United States and prioritize socially and environmentally responsible practices. The garments are produced ethically and locally in Massachusetts, by highly skilled and fairly paid workers under safe conditions. Its dresses are made in small batches, ensuring minimal waste and less excess inventory. Also, fabric scraps are recycled.

Colette Chrétien is the designer and founder of La Fille Colette, and is based in Newton, MA with her husband and their cat and dog. She draws on her background in fine art for much of her design inspiration. Colette has been both creating art and designing dresses from a very young age. She began as a toddler, drawing decadent ball gowns for princesses in crayon, and moved on to sketch stage outfits for her childhood sartorial icons, the Spice Girls. In college, she merged fine art and fashion in much of her work. She graduated from Tufts University, and was dual-enrolled at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she was awarded a grant to paint in the French Riviera.

For Colette, fashion and art have always been inextricable.