Born and raised in North London, Jack Tobin trained in classical ballet at The English National Ballet School from early childhood until the age of eighteen. He then exited the world of dance to pursue a career in Fashion Design, studying at the University of Brighton, before moving on to the prestigious MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins. During his degree he assisted the fashion department at British Vogue on photo-shoots with Mario Testino, Tim Walker, David Mushegain, Kate Phelan and Lucinda Chambers. He subsequently interviewed the Editor-in-chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour, in New York for his dissertation entitled ‘International Editions of Vogue; American Mono-cultural Fashion', for which he received a 1st class honours.
Tobin later worked as a womenswear designer in Italy, after being headhunted by MaxMara through the British Fashion Council. On returning to London he worked with NEWGEN designer Joanna Sykes at her eponymous label Sykes, before moving with her to Aquascutum under her creative directorship.
Keen to explore fashion communication, Tobin then moved into luxury fashion retail. He worked in sales for Lanvin, before heading up ‘Selfridges Bespoke’, the first made-to-measure and fully bespoke concession in any department store worldwide, launched in November 2012. In 2013 he was made head of private shopping at MATCHESFASHION.COM before moving back to Selfridges at the start of 2014 to join designer womenswear management.