Soaring above homelessness, industry-wide racism, and limiting expectations, Isaac Moore attains his success with passion, proficiency, and thoroughness with everything he does.
Moore became aware of the reality of the harshness of life at a young age. He was abandoned by his mother, who struggled with drug addiction. His father, on the other hand, spent most of his life as a prison inmate. While most of the kids his age succumbed to the negative influence of their immediate environment, Moore focused on lifting himself beyond his circumstances. As Moore explains, “I started my design career by redesigning my own life.”
It was at the age of 18 when Moore met the people who introduced him to the fashion industry. Up to this day, Moore is still confronted by the curiosity of other people regarding how a black male American dreamt of breaking through the fashion industry. For him, however, it was simply a matter of doing what he was passionate about. Moore admits that he is wholly devoted to fashion design, and his passion and devotion shows in the quality of the products.
Moore’s presence and stature in the fashion industry are more relevant than ever. The highly unfortunate and singular event that happened in America earlier this year has exposed the systemic racism present in fashion and design. For years, the fashion industry has relegated black people and other people of color—designers, photographers, journalists, makeup artists, directors, and others.
Even so, Moore still climbed to heights that seemed impossible. He used the difficulty he is facing as the inspiration to direct his attention to his dream. He started the company Isaac & Moore, a luxury fashion brand. The thing that separates Moore’s work from the rest is his diligence in paying attention to every detail there is in his work. His hard labor is reflected in his company’s impactful slogan, “Evolution In Style.”
Isaac & Moore is the outcome of his eagerness to achieve the desire of his heart. He made a line that would fill the gap in the retail business for top quality and original products while still providing comfort. Moore’s line is intended for the people that are bold, confident, and unconventional, and those who carry out their full purpose. It mirrors the profound style, and sense of creativity Moore has as a designer and a person.
Among the many lessons that he learned in his journey toward success, he learned most about the importance of having a bright outlook in one’s future. Moore wants to impart to the world that “the only thing separating an individual from their purpose is their mentality and once that has been altered, manifestation in the physical will follow suit.”
Because of everything he has gone through, it was how he realized he needed to share and influence others in how they, too, can flip their world around from “rags to riches.” He is the epitome of how one’s success in fashion or in life isn’t determined by their color, race, or gender. Isaac Moore, the prominent Black American luxury designer, believes that with every rejection he has gotten, he created his own approval out of it.
To learn more about the Isaac & Moore line of products, and updates, visit his website.