The creative force behind MONA SWIMS is award winning, Irish print designer Carla Johnson, who studied Textile design at NCAD in Dublin. After graduating in 2006 Carla moved to London, where she worked and designed prints for the fashion industry all over the world from her east London studio. She draws inspiration from her love of travel and a deep fascination with water. She was awarded ‘Designer of the Year’ 2016 as well as the overall ‘Innovation Award’ at the Irish Fashion Innovation Awards 2016. Her work has retailed in Brown Thomas as part of the CREATE project in 2015. Carla infuses her collections with her own unique sense of style and an enticingly dramatic atmosphere, creating swimwear through the eyes of her enigmatic alter ego MONA – a dark siren, borne out of Irish folklore.