My mentor. My brother. My inspiration.
“Dream dreams that no one else could imagine and take chances that only God can see you through because your reality is not everyone else’s.”
Randal Jacobs calls the small perish of Gadsden, Alabama, home. Mr. Jacobs began his career in fashion while attending Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. While studying business management, he began to sell vintage apparel from the basement of his home. His vintage sales blossomed into a weekend boutique called “1131”. 1131 was the driving force behind his decision to pursue his fashion career and cross register at a neighboring university enrolling in a Fashion Show Production class. Using his business and leadership skills, he was able to become Director of the Spring Show and went on to produce one of most phenomenal and well orchestrated shows in the history of the university.
With his fashion palette yet quenched, he decided to follow his passion and move to London to study Fashion Marketing. While in London, Mr. Jacobs received a greater understanding of the fashion industry by interning at GQ (UK) and working at M.A.C. Models as a Booker and Creative Director. Immediately upon graduation from American Intercontinental University, he landed a job as a Fashion Journalist; Trends and Accessories writer for Fashion Windows in Milan, Italy. While working with Fashion Windows, Randal reviewed International Fashion Presentations in Milan, New York, London and Paris. During his tenure in Milan he began to manage models independently and gained experience as a stylist for Glamour (Italia) and Grazia (Italia).
Since living abroad, Randal re-located to New York and began his NY career with Polo Ralph Lauren in the Womenswear and Advertising Department. Randal presently works as a freelances for Polo Ralph Lauren, MadeWell, Donna Karan Home, Belk and a growing list of clients. His next endeavor will be taking him to the Far East. There is no end to this young man’s journey, rooted in passion, prospered by drive.
Photography by Weston Wells