|2001||Awarded the Elle South Africa/
London International School of Fashion[LISOF] bursary to study fashion design.
|2002||Winner Vukani Award – Most Innovative Designer.
Finalist Nederburg Designer Collections.
|2003||Finalist Nederburg Designer Collections.
Part of the Vukani and the Department of Trade and Industry [DTI] exchange program to Paris, France, to experience global fashion weeks and view their International collections and showrooms.
|2004||Internship at the prestigious South African Avant Garde designer Clive Rundle.
Final year collection at LISOF
|2005||First collection at South African Fashion Week – Elle New Talent Show.
Appointed as First Assistant at Marion and Lindie and later as Head Designer and Brand Manager.
|2007||Winner Elle New Talent Award at South African Fashion Week.|
|2008||Winner Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence Award.
The opening of first stand alone Boutique in Johannesburg.
|2010||Appointed as Creative Director at Marion and Lindie.|
|2011||Tiaan resigns from Marion and Lindie, taking time to focus on TIAAN NAGEL he launched various projects as a freelance design consultant for larger retailers and department stores.|