The vision was to create a couture/ ready to wear collection that reflects our times as well as honor our past, combining old world craftsmanship with a post modern aesthetic!

Focusing on Redefining Everyday wear, Couture Hand Made Garments & Accessories, Club Gear & Festival Fashion!

CHATEAU DE LION is about freedom of movement with durable functionality with style that fits the demands of our ever demanding lifestyles of work, gym, play and relaxing.

Yuki Tanaka believes keeping up the traditions of quality and construction only found in Couture. Yuki creates & designs each prototype by hand from sketch to finish!


Yuki has studied Fashion Design at Parson's School of Design in New York & has worked professionally as a Fashion Designer & as a Fashion Stylist for music videos aired on MTV, commercials & private clients in Miami, New York, & San Francisco. Yuki was also a couturier/stylist on the John Legend Evolver Tour.

Yuki's work has also been exhibited in Miami's Wynwood Art District & various gallery shows in New York including The National Arts Club and Collective Hardware.

Yuki believes in keeping up the tradition and quality in garment construction only found in couture and creates & designs each prototype by hand from sketch to finish and takes great care in sourcing quality fabrics and materials from around the world.

Most of the leather and furs used are vegan synthetic fibers of the highest quality that gives you the warmth, look, and weather durability found in fur & leather while being more sustainable! Any Leather that is real is reclaimed and re-purposed from being left to abandonment.

Much intention and care is put forth on sourcing materials and the production process to be sustainable & ethical!

Tailor-made with LOVE!

Thank you for your Support & LIVE Fearlessly in Pursuit of Magic! 




CHATEAU DE LION, couture ready to wear clothing & accessories, NYC Aug 2015


SF Annual Group Art show w/ Chillin Productions, San Francisco, June 12th 2012


Rebuilding Japan - Benefit Art show - Product 81 Gallery, Miami, March 10th 2012


SF Style 2010 : Sustainable Fashion Event -San Francisco,Nov 18th 2010


SF Annual Group Art show w/ Chillin Productions, Fine Art -San Francisco,March 2010    


“Fusion” - Chateau De Lion Fashion Show - Chelsea Hotel,NYC -June 24th 2009


“ Art Heals the Unbreakable” Fashion Show- National Arts Club,NYC- June 22nd 2009


“Le Cirque D’ Art “ - Art/ Fashion Show -Collective Hardware,NYC-March 20th 2009


John Legend : Revolver Tour- Couturier / Stylist - NYC  2008


Fashion is Queer - Fashion Show, NYC Fashion week   2006


Permission Magazine - Fashion Editor- NYC 2004-2005


Dransfield & Ross - Associate Designer-NYC 2003-2004


Atomic Fashion- Associate Stylist- Miami 2000-2001


Mae Mae Productions - Associate Stylist - Miami 2000-2001




Parsons School of Design- Fashion / Fine Art Major   New York      2001-2003


Barry University - Writing / Fine Art Major                     Miami       2000-2001