Designer Sofia Méndez was born and raised in Chile. After studying a year of theatre in Santiago she moved to Victoria, Canada to study Fine Arts and Fashion Design. Soon after graduation she relocated to Vancouver to start her own fashion brand S o f i a . Her second collection, Spring 2011, earned her the title of Best Up and Coming Designer in Canada’s Generation Next Competition. She has shown at Vancouver Eco Fashion Week (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) and at Vancouver Fashion Week (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016). Her work has been featured in Vogue UK, Glamour UK, Fashion Magazine and Flare Magazine amongst others. S o f i a can be found in boutiques across Canada.
S o f i a was founded in the Fall of 2010 with the desire to create a timeless look with an effortless fashion flair for the modern woman on the go. S o f i a combines feminine styles with luxury and natural fabrics embracing a strong, independent, passionate woman wanting to look and feel best in her own way. Each design is locally made, special focus is directed to construction, fit and detail resulting in beautifully designed, easy to wear garments that can easily transition from day to night.