Monica Botkier’s keen eye for accessories has resonated with the designer since her upbringing in New York City. A true New Yorker at heart, Monica’s collections are influenced by the constantly evolving landscape that is her hometown.
In 2003, while Monica was building her name as a fashion photographer globally, she decided to launch her namesake label from her SoHo showroom. The first collection introduced the classic Triger bag, which became a cult classic for the brand. In 2007, Monica was recognized for her contributions to the accessories industry by being inducted as a member to the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Monica believes that it is essential to align her design talent with charitable organizations. In 2009, Monica teamed up with Michelle Trachtenberg, Joy Bryant and Minnie Driver to deisgn pieces to benefit Oxfam International. Monica’s passion for the collaboration continued in 2010 when Botkier collaborated with Lake Bell for Oxfam. Monica is also very proud of her collaboration with the legendary artist John Baldassari to support the art organization Independent Curators International.
Botkier has been featured in the pages of ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Instyle, Marie Claire and VOGUE. Botkier celebrity fans include Angelina Jolie, Beyonce Knowles, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Rihanna.