A native of Wilmington, North Carolina and graduate of the prestigious Miller-Motte Business College, Carlton Jones is the principle behind the eponymous line Carlton Jones, a luxury women’s and men’s ready-to-wear label known for its sensual fabrics, stunning color palettes, inspired prints and fluid silhouettes with the ardent sensibility to adapt and accentuate the feminine form. The celebrity stylist, image consultant, fashion director and now designer has acquired an industry following, having acquired a roster of notable celebrity clients such as Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Tyra Banks, Alicia Keys, Jill Scott, Halle Barry, Lenny Kravitz and former First Lady Michelle Obama amongst others.
Carlton’s’ ability to meld runway couture with street sensibility has put his signature aesthetic in high demand. His expertise as a fashion consultant has made him an authority on womenswear and style for various national television shows, while his acute sense of style direction has reached the pages of such publications as Vogue, GQ, French Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Schön, Interview, Vibe, Rolling Stone, and Essence.
Through close attention of his diverse, fashion-conscious network of global clientele living and traveling around the world, generated his idea was to make chic, easy and versatile pieces using sensually liberating fabrics that would work just as well on the shores of St. Bart's and San Tropez as well on the streets or any other metropolitan setting around the world.
Within the label, Carlton combines his fervent love of urban style and glamorous travel. With soaring international demand, the collection has been recognized by the industry and gone on to multiple appearances at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, as well as other international stages, including Harbin Fashion Week in China, where Carlton was the first American ever invited to show. Most recently Jones he presented his Autumn/Winter 2018 collection receiving accolades from British Vogue, Vogue China and other international press.