After graduating from Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, Sawa Vaughters worked with the esteemed British Milliner, Stephen Jones.While working at his atelier, she produced hats for Christian Dior, John Galliano, and many other collections.
After that, Sawa Vaughters went to Hollywood to design and produce hats for music videos, magazines and commercials including Smashing Pumpkins, George Michael, and others.
While in Los Angeles, she was selected as an alumni designer for GEN-ART Fresh Face in Fashion (L.A).
In 2007, Sawa Vaughters launched the unisex hat brand SAWA VAUGHTERS.
While creating her collection line, Sawa Vaughters’ hats can also be seen in commercials, music videos, concerts and many other places.