about combine de filles

black and white image of aissatou marie balde (owner of combine de filles) as she holds up a dark tailored long-sleeve jumpsuit for Lacey Woodroof (owner of basic.).

designed in brooklyn. made in nyc.


aissatou marie c. is a parisian-born designer living in brooklyn whose philosophy is that expertise is essential, and her specialty is the jumpsuit. she believes that jumpsuits, whether one piece or two, are "the ultimate of cool" and can be worn effortlessly for many different types of occasions. she's not wrong.

combine de filles is distinguished by their clean lines and attention to construction. the designs are a nod toward sophisticated minimalism, and the versatility of the pieces is endless. aissatou is confident in the simple strength of her garments, which is why she designs only a few pieces for each season. her ambition is to create apparel that is easy to wear and sustainable over time. every style is produced in small batches with talented makers in manhattan.

the attention to detail + quality of combine de filles garments is unparalleled.


some people simply have an eye for sophistication. aissatou herself is warm and elegant, and she is the type of person whose design-style reflects a lot of who she is on the inside. she's brilliant, and so is her brand.

i admittedly went into the reemergence of the jumpsuit with some skepticism. i am happy to report that combine de filles made me a convert. if i can have just one article of clothing that i have to keep up with, and it can be worn for a ton of events, i'm in. the silky soft pieces feel like beautiful pajamas, but they look boss af.

do we really need to say more?