Designing since the age of 9, Jacques has always known that he wanted to be a part of the fashion industry. Enrolling to study at LISOF during 2015, Jacques started working as an assistant stylist to Kyle Boshoff, with work featured in various online editorial publications.
He went on to complete his degree Cum Laude during 2017, with his graduate collection entitled ‘hedonism’. Placed as a finalist for Best Graduate Collection, he received an honorary mention from LISOF CEO and Founder, Shana Rosenthal, for outstanding work.
The collection was selected to show at the 2018 Design Indaba simulcast.
The same year, Jacques was selected to star alongside the collection in the Ford Figo ‘Ka Mzolo’ music video and campaign, a project which brought together rising talents from various creative industries to star alongside their work and the new Ford Figo.
During 2018, Jacques completed his Honours Degree, Cum Laude, interning with acclaimed costume designer Pierre Viennings and was also selected as the winner of the SAFW Student Competition.
Jacques collaborated with Mr. Price on a limited-edition capsule range entitled ‘BAM x MRP’ which launched in April 2019, selling in selected stores and online across South Africa. During 2019, Jacques also completed internships with established South African brands ERRE and Isabel De Villiers Clothing.