miss ashida
Tae ashida designer

Attended high school at Le Rosey in Switzerland, and university at Rhode Island School of Design in America
1991 Debut as an independent designer in charge of “miss ashida”
2012 Autumn: Awarded the Special Prize by FECJ (Fashion Editors’ Club of Japan)
2016 Celebrated her 25th anniversary as a designer
An active designer with an elegant and modern style

-1964 Born in Tokyo

-1970-80 Attended primary and middle school at Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin in Tokyo

-1983 Graduated high school at Institut Le Rosey, in Rolle, Switzerland Enrolled at Rhode Island School of Design in America

-1984 Assisted at the 1985 spring-summer haute couture collection of Christian Lacroix for Jean Patou S.A.

-1986 Awarded the Nicole Miller Scholarship for having designed “the most beautiful dress”

-1987 Assistant at Nicole Miller in New York Graduated from the Apparel Design Department of the Rhode Island School of Design as a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

-1988 Entered Jun Ashida Co., Ltd. as a designer

-1991 Debut as an independent designer in charge of the “miss ashida” line, and has continued showing her collection bi-annually during Tokyo Fashion Week Contributed the column “Ashida Tae no Oshare no Seito” in Vingtaine, later called Classy Contributed columns to various magazines such as 25ans and Miss Kateigaho

-1993 Designed cup-game uniform for J-League soccer team AS Fleugels, and in succeeding years designed girls’ uniforms for Tohoku High School, Max Factor SK-II, and the Imperial Hotel, amongst others

-1997 Publication by Fujingahosha of the book “miss ashida Style” detailing the career of Tae Ashida Registered her original stole-with-attached-collar design with the Patent Office in Japan

-2000 Appointed an Honorary Member of the “Commanderie du Bontemps de Medoc et des Graves, Sauternes et Barsac”

-2004 In collaboration with master chocolatier Jean-Paul Hevin, designed and realized a dress with a chocolate fringe for the Salon du Chocolat in Paris

-2005 Began appearing as a panelist on the Nippon Television nationwide news program “The Wide”

-2007 Appointed a Guest Lecturer at Japan Women’s University

-2008 To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Boutique Ashida Paris, presented her autumn-winter 2008-09 collection at Musee Galiera in Paris, together with a Vintage Collection exhibition of representative designs

-2009 Presented the “Shirring Bolero” in her autumn-winter 2008-09 collection, an original and versatile garment for which patents for the style and name have been registered in Japan

-2010 Designed an in-flight uniform that was worn in space by astronaut Naoko Yamazaki on the American space shuttle “Discovery”, the first time a fashion designer’s creation has been worn in space Regular appearances as a Commentator on the program “Zoom in Super” on Nippon Television

-2011 Celebrated her 20th anniversary as a designer

-2012 Produced charity T-shirts to support reconstruction after the earthquake disaster in East Japan October : Debut of the "TAE ASHIDA" collection in Japan Awarded the Special Prize by FECJ (Fashion Editors’ Club of Japan)

-2013 Registered design patent for her original design “leather pats”
Became a judge for the “Nikkei Superior Products & Services Award”
July: Initiated the “Support Tohoku Eternal Project” (STEP) to aid reconstruction in Minami Sanriku-cho in Miyagi Prefecture, and commenced design and technical assistance in the production of MINA-TAN CHARMS

-2014 December: Managed the art direction of the exhibition, “The Survival of Elegance: 50 Years of Jun Ashida” held at the National Art Center Tokyo to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the fashion house.

-2016 Celebrated her 25th anniversary as a designer
Produced the documentary “Embellir” directed by Takumi Saitoh