Vontélle means “there she goes,” or “you go” in French. Inspired by African textile designs (including mud cloth and kente cloth), Ankara prints, and newly created trademarked Vontélle textile designs, the goal of its founders is to turn heads and command the room with the presence of Vontélle eyewear by empowering its customers to “walk confidently in this world: for every occasion.”
Losing expensive eyewear within the same year and focusing their efforts on Black-owned brands sparked the inception of Vontelle. “After searching high and low for glasses that were stylish and had an ethnic flair, we realized they simply didn’t exist.” Nancey says, “That’s when Tracy suggested we start our own line.”
Vontélle is committed to the celebration of African cultural designs as well as philanthropy. Vontélle will be partnering with WIN (Women in Need) in New York, which is the operator of 11 shelters, to provide funding and eyewear to the less fortunate.
Prices range from $99.00 to $349.00, making it affordable for any consumer. The brand also fills prescriptions, which is an added bonus. For more information, click here.
All images by Matt Frisbee