Byrne’s creative process starts with the material, and is then informed by pattern, palette, how it feels, and how it makes the wearer feel. Every design travels between eras, finding relevant inspiration with a modern interpretation. Each piece of the Monica Byrne Maison collection - ready-to-wear, made-to-order and bespoke - features painstaking construction and intricate hand techniques which are the paramount signature of the designer, and the result of her ability to connect and collaborate with an extensive network of passionate and talented artisans locally and around the world.
Passionate about her craft, Monica works tirelessly to bring to life her vision for a more connected fashion world. From exploring ways to replace environmentally-harmful sourcing methods with materials grown and made locally, to her dedication to open up the world of exclusive craftsmanship to a new generation of female students, Monica is dedicated to move the industry toward a more connected and more responsible future.