As the biggest retailer of lingerie in the United States, the model has struggled since 2016 because of shifting client preferences and ongoing controversy surrounding company leadership’s enterprise practices. At the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the brand was accused of cultural appropriation through the section entitled ‘The Road Ahead’ which drew inspiration from both Chinese and Mexican culture. Kendall Jenner’s flame tail wings, Elsa Hosk’s dragon costume, and Adriana Lima’s embroidered thigh-high boots triggered an uproar, as some media and followers believed it was inappropriate for women of other descents to put on objects important to Chinese culture. Ken Weil, vice president at Victoria’s Secret, and Tim Plzak, answerable for IT at Victoria’s Secret’s parent company Intimate Brands, led Victoria’s Secret’s first-ever online streaming of their style present in 1999. The 18 minutes webcast streamed February 2, 1999, was on the time the Internet’s “largest occasion” since inception. In all, the corporate’s web site noticed over 1.5 million visits, a quantity considerably greater than the 250,000 and 500,000 simultaneous viewers that Broadcast.com, the web site hosting the show, was able to deal with.
Swimwear has upped its sport this season with vibrant crochet, cutout slimline one pieces and 50s silhouettes making for wearable and universally good-looking pool and beachwear from Next, Monsoon and Marks & Spencer. Meanwhile for men, it’s sport-casual (think 70s-Californian working shorts) or extra tailored finishes to give a barely preppy look – attempt French Connection and Fenwick. “Victoria’s Secret will relaunch its annual fashion show — without its Angels”.