Embrace a distinct you!

Monica Tovar’s passion for textiles and design brings a distinct creative process to the fashion landscape.

I am a fashion designer specialising in hand-painted limited-edition pieces, each possessing a distinctive mix of colours. Every piece is a reminder to

Monica Tovar

I am a fashion designer specialising in hand-painted limited-edition pieces, each possessing a distinctive mix of colours. Every piece is a reminder to celebrate life and embrace what makes each and every one of us unique. I am inspired to create works of art that celebrate humanity, in all its cultural diversity.

celebrate life and embrace what makes each and every one of us unique. I am inspired to create works of art that celebrate humanity, in all its cultural diversity.

Ruana Impetus

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A ruana (possibly from Spanish ruana “ragged”) Is a poncho-style outer garment native to the Colombian and Venezuelan Andes.

The main feature of this garment is its four points, typical in many South American cultures. Its shape inspires other garments such as capes, ponchos or keperina (Peru) and oversized blouses.

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Cartagena Grandeur

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An enigmatic collection inspired by Cartagena’s majestic colonial architecture. Cartagena (in Colombia) is the queen of the Caribbean coast, a historic city of superbly preserved beauty.

Cartagena’s Old Town is a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies covered in bougainvillea, and impressive churches that cast their shadows across leafy plazas and centuries old stone walls.

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Wondrous Valley

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Inspired by the Quechua people of Peru. Monica Tovar’s collection ‘Wondrous Valley’ portrays a story of centuries old, social and creative traditions within a mystical landscape, home to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.

The unique diamond and weave prints were developed from the original ‘Machu Picchu’ artwork.

Collaboratively work with Brisbane Artist:
Sharon Hendy-Moman

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Cumbia Passion

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The Cumbiamba, a ritual courtship dance, inspires this collection. In this dance, the man woos the woman while she dances, emitting a graceful yet vibrant energy in her beautifully handcrafted dress.  The “Cumbiamba” is also a regional manifestation of the rich cultural encounters of the Caribbean –  encounters that occur along rivers and at seaports where stories, music and dance are shared amongst Afro, Indigenous and mestizo cultures creating dynamic blends of colour and movement.

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