There are 32 components in the making of a woman’s bra. This was something Felix del Toro did not know when he started at Calvin Klein. He’d spent more than 20 years at Gap and Banana Republic, but not once did someone tell him how an article of women’s intimate clothing was constructed.
“It’s similar to architecture,” he says. “It’s a true feat to get it to fit consistently for women.”
This, of course, wasn’t a hurdle because if there is one thing del Toro prides himself on when it comes to his professional life, it’s his adaptability. This has been the case since the Indiana native set out on his dream of traveling the world working with designers by heading to New York.
What has followed in the 30 years since has been a masterclass in career evolution and learning the lesson of “self-compassion” and asking for help.
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