Tieler discovered his passion for clothing at the age of 5 and began working with a sewing machine and designing his own clothes at age 7. In 2014, at just 14 years old, he was selected to compete on Lifetime’s Project Runway: Threads. Tieler won and has gone on to be a featured designer in many local and regional fashion shows and has also been featured internationally. Tieler has also been the featured designer on/in several magazine covers.
Now 16 years old, frequently Tieler is asked to be a guest speaker at design/sewing schools and summer intensives. Tieler is a an advocate of the Anti-bullying campaign and fully supports “it gets better”.
In addition to being a fashion designer and public figure, Tieler is also a full time student at the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts where he studies a standard academic curriculum along with theater design. Tieler maintains a high grade point average while designing costumes for the theater after school, working on his own collections and making media appearances.