My name is Chizuko and I’m a dressmaker at Yumi Couture. My goal is to ensure that the dresses we make at Yumi Couture are the best and help skaters achieve their dreams. I’m originally from Japan and have always been inspired by fashion, but most of my experience is in fashion merchandising. I went to a fashion school for tailoring techniques while I was in Japan and worked at a shop for formal men's attire. I was in charge of sales, marketing, and finance. To improve my English I came to America, where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising. I met Yumi in 2012, became inspired by her talent to make beautiful designs come to life for skaters and started working with her. I’m determined to make costumes for my customers to the best of my ability and to fulfill their wishes to the max.