New York Fashion Designer Jacques Isaac
He was born in Queens, New York to Haitian Parents. He was raised in South Florida and came back to NYC when he graduated High School. Before he knew he wanted to be a fashion designer, he wanted to be a professional basketball player. He received a degree in Business Communications at Clark University and Certified in Haute couture and draping from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
When did you know you wanted to be a fashion designer?
During my sophomore year in college. I used to stay up late studying and watching fashion tv. One day something sparked. Me coming from a fashion that is my mother as a seamstress and art background. At that time I began designing every day.
What’s it like being in the Fashion industry?
Its very fun, but competitive. You constantly working even when you’re sleeping. Lol. I love what I do!
What was your first job in the fashion industry?
My first job was working for myself. During my senior year in college, I began my own men and women’s streetwear label “Augpoint” for an Independent Study.
Talk about the changes in your life since you’ve your own brand.
Fashion isn’t something you just do part-time its a full-time job. It can be very hectic when you trying to manage family, business and independent time.
Describe what do you do in your work?
I do it all. I sew the prototypes, select fabrications, do lab tests, tech packs, patterns, Quality control and so on.
What do you like about your work?
I love every aspect of my work. But the most is watching an idea become reality.
Tell us about your last collection
My last collection was a pre-fall women’s couture collection. The theme was future meets fashion. I used a lot of taffeta, brocades, Jacquards, and wool. Used lots of problems and hi necks to give the design’s structure and have a futuristic feel. This spring/summer I’m launching our men’s pert-a-porter collection, which can be purchased on our website and select boutiques in NYC.
What was the inspiration for your last collection?
Fashion meets the Future. Futuristic architecture, geometric shapes, and asymmetric designs.
What inspires you?
My Family, Everyday things, like colors, nature, architecture, and so on. I’m always seeking inspiration!. That’s what keeps me going.
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