So who exactly is Ted Baker? Is Ted Baker a real flesh and blood fashion designer born and raised as Ted Baker? In fact, Ray Kelvin is the closest man to the brand name Ted Baker. Yes, Ted Baker is a brand name and not a flesh and blood fashion designer Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Ben Sherman, Paul Smith, Stella McCartney or any other famous British fashion designer. Ray Kelvin opened his first Ted Baker store in Glasgow in 1988. Ted Baker has since growing into a multi-national fashion brand offering a wide range of collections from Menswear to Swimwear and from Underwear to, even, Homeware. Although it's deflating to discover Ted Baker is not an actual fashion designer, the disappointment is mitigated by the fact that the Ted Baker brand continues to offer a good, honest, range of fashion at affordable prices.