SOS BUYS BUM: SOS Management has completed the purchase of worldwide rights of BUM Equipment trademarks, confirming a report in WWD on Wednesday. For a purchase price of $25 million, the company, headed by chairman Stephen Wayne and vice chairman...
SOS BUYS BUM: SOS Management has completed the purchase of worldwide rights of BUM Equipment trademarks, confirming a report in WWD on Wednesday. For a purchase price of $25 million, the company, headed by chairman Stephen Wayne and vice chairman Steve Marra, has purchased the BUM Equipment and all other related trademarks in connection with the company formerly known as BUM International Inc. The new company’s name will be BUM Equipment LLC and will be based in Mendham, N.J. The showroom will continue to be based in Hilton Head, S.C.
MINING MALO: Italy’s IT Holding announced Wednesday that Stefano Ferro has been appointed Malo’s chief executive officer. The 50-year-old Italian will oversee operations for the IT Holding-controlled, luxury cashmere brand and spearhead strategies for collection diversification, including accessories, and overall production and distribution of the label. Ferro worked previously at GFT women’s division, Bally and Genny.
DUPONT’S TITUS TO RETIRE: Alan R. Titus, a DuPont vice president who was instrumental in two reorganizations of the Wilmington, Del.-based company’s textile portfolio, plans to retire by the end of the year, according to a company statement. Titus, 62, has been with DuPont for 37 years and worked on projects including the integration of the ICI nylon business into DuPont in the early Nineties, following DuPont’s acquisition of that operation. He currently leads the corporate team that is setting up DuPont Textiles & Interiors as a stand-alone company, in preparation for its expected spin-off from the company. He will be replaced by Diana T. Smith, who is leading the financial component of that project, said a spokesman.
A grooming moment between @tanfrance and @antoni last night at the The LGBT Community Center Trailblazer Awards honoring Anna Wintour, Ricky Martin and more. See more photos at WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“It was a very surreal feeling. It wasn’t like we were in the studio together coming up with it — it’s more like he discovered it and loved it. I didn’t let myself get my hopes up, but then it happened it was very exciting,” said singer-songwriter @nombe on discovering that @pharrell would be using his song, “Cant Catch Me” on his HBO documentary series “Outpost.” The German-born singer — named Noah MacBeth — talked to WWD about feminism, using art as a platform for political expression and personal style. Read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
This season, denim is going west – in influence. Brands like @fathersdaughterla (pictured here), @tommyhilfiger Jeans, @levis and more are opting for raw, top-stitching styles. (Styled by @thealexbadia; 📷: @ryanplett)
20-year-old British singer @jorjasmith_ made her debut at Coachella last weekend. We caught up with her and talked about her love for Amy Winehouse, working with Kendrick Lamar on the “Black Panther” album and her fashion philosophy. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @katiedaisyla)
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)