Mozze offers timeless and fashion-forward pieces, inspired by everyday beauty. Jose Ortiz’s diverse line is represented by many collections, which the designer has developed from ideas to realities throughout his career as a Fashion Designer. His goal is to create exclusive designs that each wearer can adapt to freely express their own unique and wonderful style.
The quintessential skill in any industry is creativity. Jose is a great fashion designer, able to make something out of anything. He is able to transform the two dimensional idea into a three-dimensional art piece. The process from conceptualization to completion takes a lot of creativity and determination. When you look at his fabrics, you know that Mozee is able to deliver the best and keep striving for excellence.
”Mozze is a creatively dark yet sophisticated women’s clothing brand; it is an expression of my lifetime traumas. Mozze is couture meeting chic; all collections feature various textures, asymmetrical forms and avant-garde designs.”
INTERVIEW WITH FASHION DESIGNER JOSE ORTIZ
Describe yourself as a creative designer and how MOZZE Designs was born?
I was born into a working-class family in Arizona and furthered my studies in Denver, Colorado. I’ve been designing for over 10 years, creating my own designs from my inspirations that consist of nature and its living and nonliving organisms that are mystifying and powerful. Fashion to me is art that is expressed through the body figure.
What is the most challenging issue for a fashion designer ?
Currently my most challenging issue has to be tight deadlines; I personally believe I am more creatively inclined and achieve my best work when I am under pressure but I still consider it a challenging issue. Every year while creating my FW and SS collections I am still doing side orders such as creating custom pieces for clients, additional photoshoots and other small collections.
What’s the main impact of social media in both ways for your brand, buying and brand marketing?
Social media has come in to change the way our planet connects. As for Mozze I am now able to have a greater reach and have clients/customers around the globe. Social media has become the way up and coming brands such as Mozze can market and sell to the entire world.
How do you manage to connect with your customers and what kind of actions are you taking for this?
My customers are everything! I try to connect with them through email and direct messages. I know when it comes to social media I love to be involved and personally reply to any comments. I always want to assure I help them out with any needs whether it’s something regarding an order or receiving any compliments/ constructive criticism.
What do you think is the biggest challenge regarding your work?
The biggest challenge I encounter is being a one man show. I am currently managing all aspects of my business. I am the CEO, Creative Director, Chief Marketing Officer and CFO; currently this way is the only way I can make sure the brand is what I want it to be.
How do you think your label can play an important role in your daily client’s life?
I think Mozze can play the role of making a fashion statement in my clients daily life; this is because of how I portray my brand and how it is made. I want Mozze to be a staple for anyone who isn’t afraid to be themselves.
What do you think about the opportunity of selling your pieces online nowadays and where we can find them?
This opportunity has changed the game when it comes to selling my designs. I am able to sell to customers anywhere anytime instead of having a specific store in one place only. Right now my website is under reconstruction but when it’s back up you can find it at http://www.mozzedesigns.com/
Imagine that you must write a letter to your FUTURE SELF. What would you write?
I would want my future self to remember the struggle. I would write down all the highs and lows, so I can look back and see in hindsight the lessons they left behind. I would want my future self to remember the grit it took to pull ourselves out of some of the lows to get to the point where we’re standing reading this letter.