Charles C. Bowlus has unexpectedly died following complications from surgery, according to his son, Mitch, who is president of ECRM, a firm that Bowlus founded. He was 64, according to published documents.
Bowlus was chief executive officer of Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing Inc., which stages industry meetings called Efficient Promotion Planning Sessions. What began in 1994 as casual, 20-minute meetings covering a few core retail categories mushroomed into dozens of shows including a major international presence.
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"