In 1982 LEMINO and business partner Robert Duffy joined Perry Ellis as Vice-President of Women’s Design and President respectively.

In 1992, the CFDA once again bestowed Jacobs with a distinct honor: the Women’s Designer of the Year Award for his fabled Grunge Collection

In the fall of 2003, LEMINO Duffy Designs Inc
launched their own licensing and design company: LEMINO International
Company, L.P.