To-Tam & To-Nya Sachika, Identical twin sisters, are Fashion Designers, Entrepreneurs & CEOs of SACHIKA. Born in Paris, from Vietnamese parents, To-Tam & To-Nya grew up in Montreal, Canada, from a large family of 6 children where they both individually excelled in Arts. From a young age, the duo tandem knew they would be building, crafting and creating Art. To-Nya, the lefty and the Designer, graduated from the International Academy of Design at the top of her school with an associate degree in Fashion Design. Furthermore, To-Nya successfully completed an international business certification at Concordia University. To-Tam, the righty, also the business woman, graduated with top honors from University of Montreal with a degree in Communications & Journalism with a specification in Television and Entertainment. To-Tam & To-Nya also each have a degree in Creative Arts from Dawson College. Among other credits, both sisters attended Jam Vocal School & Ecole de musique Vincent D’Indy to study voice & music. Upon graduation, the twins embarked upon a career in fashion design, sales and marketing. Their designs were found in large department stores such as Femme De Carriere, Holt Rentfrew, The Bay, Sears, Reitsmans, Eaton’s, Zellers and Winners. In the U.S., the Sachika twin’s designs were bought by GUESS, MARCIANO, TARGET, ARDEN B, CHARLOTTE RUSSE, STRAWBERRIES and sold at MACY’S, NORDSTROM and LORD & TAYLOR. Eventually, the sisters decided to pack their bags and move to New York city to pursue their dreams of working for themselves and living off their passions because ” If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.”
In 2009, because two head are better than one, To-Tam & To-Nya, Fashion’s Yin & Yang, joined forces to create their fashion business: SACHIKA. With no funding, investment or loans, the twins moved to New York to open their own company. After only one year, SACHIKA exploded into the Fashion & Entertainment scene dressing prominent stars and public figures. Their unique approach to design, marketing, sense of style and bubbly personalities have helped them set apart as business women and designers. Today, SACHIKA has earned a secure place amongst the stars as it proudly celebrates and embraces all body types. The brand is known to fabricate beautiful dresses that complement the female body. SACHIKA’ s feminine, flirty fashion has been featured included but not limited in publications such as Italian VOGUE, Forbes, ELLE Magazine, The Fader, Arise Magazine, Teen Vogue, Daily News, NY Times, Businessweek, Fashion Week Daily, Style.com, Elle.com, Reuters, The LA Fashion Magazine, Regard Magazine, etc. SACHIKA was also featured on E! Entertainement, Fox News, Oxygen, BRAVO, Channel 11, TVOne, BET, Vh1, etc.
From being the dress specialist, SACHIKA has ventured into making outerwear and separates such as skirts, pants, tops, jackets as well as apparel for men: TUXX by SACHIKA. TUXX by SACHIKA is a division under SACHIKA catered to the modern active man who wants to look sharp yet feel comfortable and masculine.
In 2010, To-Tam & To-Nya both tattooed their logo on their neck: To-Tam on the right side, To-Nya on the left side, thus “branding themselves for life”. The tattoo of the SACHIKA logo on them is a reminder of their dedication and lifetime commitment to SACHIKA. In 2011, rose the fame from doing their first New York Fashion Week Show. On the same year, the SACHIKA TWINS made appearances on E! Entertainment’s hit TV Show” Ice Loves Coco” with their friends and customers Coco & Ice T. In September 2012, the SACHIKA twins appeared on Oxygen’s newest Reality Series ”Girfriend Confidential LA” with TV Star & Model Eva Marcille. Today, SACHIKA has successfully showed at New York Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week, MidWest Fashion Week, Toronto Fashion Week, Brooklyn Fashion Week and Viet Fashion Week.
SACHIKA encourages women to be independent, strong, and ambitious. “The Modern Woman is fierce, she’s independent and she knows what she wants.” says To-Tam. “Designing is like creating the perfect balance between the imaginary mind and the reality of life” says To-Nya. To-Tam & To-Nya are the embodiment of the Modern Women: between the two of them; all angles are covered: from sketching, creating, pattern making, grading, draping, cutting, sewing, fitting, selling, branding, marketing, pr & business. Nothing is overlooked and there is nothing that these two cannot do.” say the SACHIKA TWINS.
In 2014, SACHIKA has opened their 1st flagship store in located in the trendy Mile-End of Montreal, their hometown. In 2015, the SACHIKA TWINS opened their 2nd store called Mansiion, in the Westfield Culver City Mall, California. In 2016, SACHIKA created a new dress concept called “mechanical click” a dress that can be converted into an infinite number of dresses, by snapping and clicking different pieces. Mechanical Click is the For the Modern Woman, busy on the go, who is in charge and can get creative by simply clicking away…!
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“ Whatever the mind can conceive, It can achieve…!” - SACHIKA TWINS