Victoria's Secret founder, Roy Raymond, decided to name his company after the Victorian era, which took place between 1837 and 1901 in the United Kingdom during the reign of Queen Victoria. Raymond's intent was to evoke feelings of mystery and hidden sexuality that existed alongside prosperity, increased social morality and appreciation for the arts during this time.Know More
In 1977, Raymond came up with the idea to open Victoria's Secret after a disappointing experience while shopping for lingerie for his wife at a local department store. His concept was to open a store that made men feel more comfortable when buying lingerie. In its first year of business, Victoria's Secret earned $500,000. This success prompted Raymond to open additional stores and start a catalog.
After five years, Raymond reportedly sold the company to Leslie Wexler and The Limited for $4 million. It was later revealed that Raymond only received $1 million. Wexler decided to make several changes to the company's business model. One of these changes was to appeal more to women instead of men. Two years later, the company was worth more than $500 million. In 1993, after the failure of his second company, and while going through a divorce, Raymond committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.Learn More
Fashion designers use technology to design fabrics using fashion designing tools available in software packages, to alter previous designs, to see how designs look on virtual models, to determine which clothing material is fit for certain designs, and to connect with the fashion industry online. Fashion designers also use technology by introducing fashionable devices and gadgets as new trends in the fashion industry.Full Answer >
Multiple sources estimate the standard height of a female runway model to be at least 5 feet 9 inches. However, there is no official height requirement, as designers and agencies choose models based on a number of subjective factors.Full Answer >
Tory Burch is an American fashion designer who is the Chairman and CEO of the Tory Burch fashion label. Burch started the company in 2004 with the opening of her first store in Manhattan, and it has since grown into a globally-recognized brand worth an estimated $3.5 billion.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the Nike online store has a web page that allows users to customize a pair of Air Jordan shoes. Customizations start with a basic choice of shape and style, and colors and patterns are chosen after a base is selected.Full Answer >