Class Instructor Info



Hi there, my name is Sumie Tachibana, and I am a fashion designer and stylist from New York, Los Angeles, and now here in Richmond, Texas. 

Whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience I can help you take your skills and confidence to the next level and make projects that are worthy.

Looking forward to teaching you!

Sumie Tachibana


Bio and Credentials

I have been designing and teaching for over 20 years in New York and Los Angeles.  I am very proud to say that every one of my senior students that applied for an undergraduate fashion design school got accepted.  All of my college interns designed and created their senior collections on time with more ease and complicated designs.

I have worked in several facets of the fashion industry which included: Elie Tahari fabric buyer, free-lance wardrobe stylist, fashion show producer, photo shoot art director, independent fashion designer. 


My work has been featured in publications and media which include Vogue Italia, WWD, Zink MagazineHope Street (UK Based), New York Magazine, ABC Local News, Time Out Magazine, and Vestal Magazine. 

Celebrity clients include: Director Rosemary Rodriquez, Kat Von D, Cyndi Lauper, Alicia Silverstone, Alan Cumming, and Charlotte Sometimes.  To view the publication archives, please visit the press page


University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Natural Science | Textiles and Apparel
Concentration | Business Administration

Parsons School of Design | Further Education Fashion Design Program

University Honors
Depart of Human Ecology Student Excellence Award
Best of Cotton Fashion Design Award
Most Innovative Collection of the Year