ABOUT US 

Who is the #monicanerawoman? There are a few answers to that question, but let's start with the most obvious one, which is about the face behind the brand itself. Beginning with the name, ‘Monica’, the Creative Director and Designer. She has her origins in Warsaw,
Poland, and is proud of heritage but has always been a globetrotter. In particular, the United Kingdom's capital London is her sweet poison - she visits every month and stays mostly in Notting Hill, where she has also opened a second base of her company.

Now 'Nera', the Italian female adjective 'black', has a special story
behind it. When Monica lived in the Reggio Calabria, located in the
South of mainland Italy opposite Sicily, she started thinking about
creating clothing. So her first project was to create a little black
dress at the likes of Coco Chanel, as she wanted to design timeless
yet elegant pieces for women who seek originality with a slow
fashion approach.


Ever since, Monica has designed various collections using different
kind of fabrics sourced from all-over Europe. But there is one that
has been her favourite all along, making it the signature of the
brand: our new generation cotton. Coming from Portugal, the cotton fabric is a quintessential part of every collection, especially in the Resort and Summer collections. From classic to extravagant
silhouettes, Monica's inspiration is endless. Besides, Monica has a
fetish for silks and leather, which define the more luxurious part of
the collections.

MADE IN POLAND

The fashion industry is moving faster than ever, from
high-street to luxury brands. Our brand ethos is to
oppose the growing fast-fashion trend. All the fabrics we
use are of a sustainable nature, compliant with Fair
Trade standards and mostly from Europe.
Every piece that we create is sewn in our own atelier in
Warsaw, Poland, by a very talented team of
seamstresses, who Monica works with very closely. As we
are planning to expand our range into further product
categories, we will be working with only certified
partners who comply with our ethos and policy.

A SLOW FASHION APPROACH

We are very conscious about our environmental impact
which is why we avoid any possible waste. You may
have noticed the bows, ties and wrap-belts on our
pieces, these do not only serve a fashionable purpose,
but are also products of the sewing process that we
re-use.