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Designer clothing - Designer jeans

Designer jeans are available at many different price points usually at several hundreds of dollars, with some even approaching US$1,000.. Before the "Great Recession," premium denim was one of the fastest growing categories of the apparel business, and there seemed to be no limit to what customers would pay for the latest label, fit, finish, or wash. Americans bought US$13.8 billion of men's and women's jeans in the year ended April 30, 2011, according to market-research firm NPD Group. But only about 1% of jeans sold in the U.S. over that year cost more than $50. Since the "Great Recession," the landscape for premium jeans has changed: “Charging $600 for jeans for no reason at all — those days are over,” said You Nguyen, the senior vice president of women's merchandising and design for Levi Strauss & Company.

Joseph Smith (aircraft designer) - Chief Designer

As war clouds gathered a security check in September 1939 identified that Payn had a German-born wife. Concerns about the risk this posed to a major war programme saw Payn dismissed. Smith was appointed acting manager of the design department and finally appointed chief designer in 1941 following approval from the Ministry of Aircraft Production.

Yves Saint Laurent (designer) - Young designer

In 1960, Saint Laurent found himself conscripted to serve in the French Army during the Algerian War of Independence. Alice Rawsthorn writes that there was speculation at the time that Marcel Boussac, the owner of the House of Dior and a powerful press baron, had put pressure on the government not to conscript Saint Laurent in 1958 and 1959, but after the disastrous 1960 season, reversed course and asked that the designer be conscripted so that he could be replaced.

Elaine Kim (fashion designer) - Designer label

Kim launched her eponymous designer label in March 2008, which was featured on the Wednesday July 23, 2008 cover of Women's Wear Daily. "The former designer for Product is re-entering the market after an eight-year absence with a smart, streamlined collection."

Andy Nicholson (production designer) - Production designer

As a production designer, Nicholson worked with director Alfonso Cuarón on the 2013 film Gravity, as well as the 2013 film The Host, directed by Andrew Niccol. He also served as the production designer on the 2014 science fiction action film Divergent for director Neil Burger, and served in the same position on the 2016 film Assassin's Creed under the direction of Justin Kurzel. After working for director J. A. Bayona on the 2018 film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Nicholson began design work on the 2019 film Captain Marvel for directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Phil Morrison (yacht designer) - Rowboat designer

Morrison has also established himself as a designer of ocean rowboats.

Yves Saint Laurent (designer) - Young designer

In 1957, Saint Laurent found himself at age 21 the head designer of the House of Dior. His spring 1958 collection almost certainly saved the enterprise from financial ruin; the straight line of his creations, a softer version of Dior's New Look, catapulted him to international stardom with what would later be known as the "trapeze dress". Others included in the collection were dresses with a narrow shoulder and flared gently at the bottom. At this time, he shortened his surname to Saint Laurent because the international press found his hyphenated triple name difficult to spell.

Phil Morrison (yacht designer) - Dinghy designer

Morrison grew up in Eastbourne, during the late fifties and sixties. Joining the nearby Pevensey Bay Sailing Club he learnt to sail the National 12 Class racing dinghy. The National 12 is a development class where anyone can design and build new boats within specific restrictions, such as length, beam, weight and sail area. At the age of 18 he designed his first racing dinghy, a National 12 called "China Doll" (1967) which was built by "Spud" (Peter) Rowsell in Exmouth, commencing a long association between the designer and that Devon town. Morrison sailed China Doll with Pete Wargent very successfully and the design became popular, making his name as a young designer, a series of different and successful National 12 designs followed over the next 25 years such as "Whisper" "Paper Dart" "Windfall" "Marmite Soldier" and "Crusader".

Will Wright (game designer) - Game designer

Following the success of SimCity, Wright designed SimEarth (1990) and SimAnt (1991). He co-designed SimCity 2000 (1993) with Fred Haslam and in the meantime Maxis produced other "Sim" games. Wright's next game was SimCopter (1996). Although none of these games were as successful as SimCity, they further cemented Wright's reputation as a designer of "software toys"—games that cannot be won or lost, but played indefinitely. In 1992, Wright moved to Orinda, California.

Chris Taylor (video game designer) - Game designer

Taylor moved to Seattle, Washington in January 1996 when he joined Cavedog Entertainment as the designer and project leader for the real-time strategy computer game Total Annihilation and its first expansion, Total Annihilation: The Core Contingency.

Designer Castles - The people behind Designer Castles

The Designer Castles idea was the brainchild of Peter Downs and the late Keith Swift. The original idea was to develop a "design, print, cut-out and assemble gymkhana". since both Peter and Keith had daughters it seemed a great idea, when they presented the idea to a commercial software company they were told that girls didn't use computers nearly as much as boys and, if they were to develop a similar product for boys, then the firm would be interested in discussing it further. So they set to work, and designed the first (never released) version of Designer Castles, when they presented this, the commercial company was highly critical. Peter and Keith set up Data Design, brought on board Vic Wright (primarily to write the content of the exceptional manual) which Peter then produced. The business recruited Carol Duffy who was massively responsible for working with the key publications and writers (such as Chris Drage and Nick Evans), to create a tremendous amount of publicity leading to the software becoming one of the best selling educational software products in its time.

Bill Mitchell (automobile designer) - Chief Designer, Cadillac

In 1936 Earl appointed Mitchell as the Chief Designer in the then newly created Cadillac design studio.

Edward Stevenson (costume designer) - The House Designer

Stevenson toiled as the nominal head of RKO's costume and wardrobe department from late 1936 to early 1949, enduring the same difficult conditions that Plunkett had before him. Although he was considered RKO's house designer, he was frequently passed over for high-profile assignments to satisfy a star performer's reliance on or preference for a particular designer. For instance, Walter Plunkett's special relationship with Katherine Hepburn ensured his return to RKO as a guest designer for all three of her films shot in 1936. Ginger Rogers also routinely requested outside designers.

Vanessa Noel - Designer

Noel is the sole designer for her label, and travels to Italy several times per year to work with her factories and various artisans to create samples for her upcoming collections. She also works very closely with Italian tanneries to create exclusive skins such as 24 karat gold covered alligator and glow in the dark python.

Video game development - Designer

A game designer is a person who designs gameplay, conceiving and designing the rules and structure of a game. Development teams usually have a lead designer who coordinates the work of other designers. They are the main visionary of the game. One of the roles of a designer is being a writer, often employed part-time to conceive game's narrative, dialogue, commentary, cutscene narrative, journals, video game packaging content, hint system, etc. In larger projects, there are often separate designers for various parts of the game, such as, game mechanics, user interface, characters, dialogue, etc.

Bruce Porter - Designer

As a landscape designer, Porter created the gardens at the Filoli estate (1917) in Woodside, California, designed the landscape of the Memorial Stadium at the University of California at Berkeley (1923), and was the garden designer for several private residences.

Wedding dress of Meghan Markle - Designer

Markle chose designer Waight Keller because she "wanted to highlight the success of a leading British talent who has now served as the creative head of three globally influential fashion houses — Pringle of Scotland, Chloé, and now Givenchy."

Coat of arms of Western Australia - Designer

The original heraldic artist who devised the arms is not known, although of the elements in the design have a long tradition of being used as symbols of the state, indicating some knowledge by the designer of Western Australian history and symbolism.

Flag of Washington, D.C. - Designer

Today, most sources state that Charles Dunn is the actual designer of the DC flag. It seems all historical accounts come from The Origins of the District of Columbia Flag he published in the Records of the Columbia Historical Society and the August 24, 1938, Evening Star article where he is mentioned as a finalist. However, according the commission set up by Congress and who had authority to choose the design, Commissioner Melvin C. Hazen is credited as playing a major role in the design and Arthur E. Du Bois as having done the final design. This appears to indicate that Hazen and Du Bois were seen as co-designers at the time. The criticisms that followed the announcement regarding the lack of local involvement seem to confirm that this was the accepted view at the time. The DC Council website no longer states that Dunn is the designer, while it stated it up until 2018 that this was the case.

Apama (software) - Designer

The Software AG Designer is an Eclipse based IDE with special support for developing and deploying Apama applications, which is included in a standard installation. Features include code assistance, package management, profiling, GUI development and deployment management.