Institutional racism is a sad reality that plagues many industries today. Even in the fashion world, there have been reports of discrimination of minorities. Regarding this long-standing issue, one man seeks to use his position to combat it professionally. That man is Isaac Moore.
Isaac is the founder and owner of Isaac and Moore, a luxury fashion brand that has been steadily rising as one of today’s most prominent labels. The company is only fifteen years old, but it’s on par with the veterans of fashion design. Although highly respected in most circles, the company’s founder Isaac openly admits to being on the receiving end of systemic racism. Being one of the most prominent black fashion designers, he reports being a victim of marginalization on various occasions.
But the fashion designer’s response has been nothing but professional, choosing to respond gracefully by allowing his work and excellence to speak for him. Consequently, he is quickly becoming a voice for minorities in the industry. He hopes that Isaac and More will lead the way for those who have lost confidence in themselves either because of racism or any tragedy that may come to them.
Pictured: Isaac Moore fits a runway model for his 2019 Fashion Show.
Isaac and Moore is a company that stands for excellence and quality. But even deeper into the brand’s core is a relevant message that the world needs to hear. The company’s logo bears the initials “IM.” The name is more than a contraction. It also stands for “I’M,” a representation of “I’M THE MAN I WAS BORN TO BE.” The company exists to help people realize their true potential and give them the confidence to become who they can indeed be when self-doubt gets thrown out the window.
Isaac’s story is an inspiring one, but his beginnings were painful and turbulent. He was born to a broken home with a drug-dependent mother and an incarcerated father. Isaac learned to fend for himself. While most people in his position would settle, Isaac maintained his lofty ambitions and dreamed of one day becoming a prominent name in the fashion industry. His dreams would prove hard to achieve, as he later found himself homeless. Isaac would spend many days sleeping on park benches and scrimping change for meals.
But amidst challenges, Isaac found a way to persevere and achieve milestone after milestone. Today he is one of today’s most prominent luxury bag designers. The fashion entrepreneur shares how he persevered by choosing to turn a “no” into a “yes” by choosing to design his future. Today, he challenges others to do the same.
In all that he has achieved, Isaac chooses to remain compassionate. His heart always goes out to the marginalized, ostracized, and quickly forgotten. A philanthropist with a heart for the poor and discriminated against, he chooses to use his resources and platform to speak up for those who feel they have no voice.
Isaac & Moore’s slogan is “Evolution in Style,” and Isaac uses his wealth, authority, and influence to spread a positive message to the world through his pursuit to be a Black-owned American luxury fashion designer. He hopes to inspire more people to reach for the stars even when they’re stuck in the gutters. He maintains that if he can rise from homelessness and despair to success and fame, anyone can, too, with the right mindset.