Born in Johannesburg in 1973, the contradictions in Jacob’s work reflect his personality. They are simultaneously sentimental and subversive, aggressive and romantic. His work celebrates the radical philosophy during his up-bringing in the townships of South Africa while emulating the elitist establishment values of couture.
Jacob Kimmie is drawn to the decorative, and a narrative mood in fashion. Without any qualification, Jacob Kimmie hones his idiosyncratic style by fitting directly on the body and perfecting shape and finish by exacting experimentation.