Walking into a myriad of colours filled with elegant and trendy styles, I was charmed into a glamourous mood in this well-illuminated and spacious establishment…
Words Dheena Sadik Photographs Indika De Silva
Situated in a contemporary and urban location in Colombo, Vonel opened its doors in December 2011 and has quickly gained popularity amongst customers for its wide array of cotton attire. Offering an extensive range of choices for ladies, gents and teenagers, this modern store also houses various glamorous accessories.
Raveena Mihiripanna, proprietor of Vonel shared her aspiration which led to the creation of Vonel. She explained that unlike a spectrum of styles available for slim physique women and teenagers, larger sized women don’t have enough stylish ranges of clothes in Sri Lanka.
Particularly with high-end designer brands, she explained it was rare to find fashionable collections for bigger sized women. Hence Vonel’s spotlight is on stylish designer wear and comfortable casual clothing for plus-sized women.
Designer brands consist of glamourous hand-made evening gowns for parties, weddings and casual dinner outings as well. Comfortable casual blouses and shirts of cotton and linen will add interesting variety to your wardrobe. Eye-catching embroidered tops and silky smooth party gowns can set the right mood for an elegant romantic evening.
Apart from the plus-sized apparel, Vonel also has a supply of regular-sized and teenage outfits. Beautifully shaped cotton tops, glitzy party wear for various occasions of different styles, fabrics and colours ensures a striking fashionable transformation.
There are designer handbags for parties and everyday use. Leather wallets and purses of many colours for men and women are a pleasant surprise. A selected range of luxurious crystal slippers will add an oomph to your simple evening gowns. Floral printed heels add the perfect finish for a casual day out with your friends.
A few items are brought in from Bangkok, India and Hong Kong adding diversity to the store.
Gents’ attire at Vonel cater to many ages and sizes. Shirts, T-shirts, jackets, jeans and comfy shorts, for teens and adults can be found under the same roof.
Vonel hopes to expand further by adding a larger variety of handbags to suit a more diverse clientele and looks forward to warmly welcome customers for the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year.
147 A, Kynsey Road, Colombo 7
Tel: (+94 11) 401 0007, 464 5345