Feminist Artist Amber Vittoria Teams Up With Rollie Shoes
In 2018 artist Amber Vittoria cold-emailed Rollie founders Kat and Jean Lebon after seeing their artist collaboration with Paris based painter Etta Vee. Kat and Jean had just moved to New York from Melbourne, Australia and since Amber was based in NYC, they decided to meet. From there, Amber sent designer Jean Vincent Lebon 3 writing pieces, stories about global feminist issues that were also taken from the artist’s personal experiences.
Amber Vittoria and Jean Vincent Lebon designed the Rollie x Amber Vittoria collection around the artist’s personal stories paired with the feminist narratives in her paintings and illustrations. Three shoe styles that are wearable art speaks to femininity in Vittoria’s signature pastel colors.
From a design standpoint, this collaboration is a right fit. Inspired by travel, Jean Vincent Lebon invented Rollies for his wife Kat (nicknamed Rollie) so she could travel light while jetting around the world as a flight attendant. The collection of premium leather shoes weigh less than a sandal, each built for comfort, breathable lining and memory footbeds. To travel is to live, and Vittoria’s art influences adventurous women to go out in the world, boldly and stylishly.