About I-AM-ZOE

With a mix of classic lines and fresh, funky textiles, designer Otilia Mendez plays with fashion in a way that is at once familiar and new. The FIDM graduate and former stylist has collaborated with other designers in past shows. Originally from Mexico and currently a resident of San Diego, the designer has styled everything from Latin American editorial to California cool. In her current line of dresses and separates for young, fashion-forward females, Mendez features clothing for confident women who are, “sexy, yet lady-like.”  Expect contemporary prints and classic monochromatics in structured and flowing numbers, with surprising peeks of skin in otherwise conservative cuts.