June 3, 1998 |
Moving quickly to establish his own company after 15 years of leading Billabong USA, surfwear maker Bob Hurley said Tuesday his new clothing line will be in stores by January. Although his licensing agreement with Billabong Australia runs until June 1999, Hurley confirmed that he will present his "Hurley" line in September at the Action Sports Retailer trade show in San Diego. Hurley denied that his decision to sever ties with Billabong stemmed from a clash with founder Gordon Merchant.
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November 9, 2013
Lian Murray Surf clothing designer Lian Murray, 54, an innovator in surfwear design who helped build the Hurley brand to prominence in the field, died Nov. 3 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, several days after suffering an acute asthma attack, said her mother, Elyse Lewin. Murray had suffered from asthma since she was a child, Lewin said. "She created trends and avoided fads," said Bob Hurley, founder of the company, in a statement. He said that her designs included low-rise pants and unfinished hems.
September 15, 1998 |
Making a major splash at a key industry trade show, local surfwear guru Bob Hurley's new line premiered to rave reviews last week. Hurley announced this summer that he will leave Billabong to form his own surfwear company, and buyers swarmed side-by-side displays of the Hurley International and Billabong spring collections at the Action Sports Retailer Trade Expo.
June 2, 1998 |
In a move likely to hit Southern California's booming surfwear business like a monster wave, industry titan Bob Hurley is severing ties with Billabong to distribute a line of beachwear bearing his own name. Hurley's high-level team of designers and other executives in Costa Mesa is abandoning Billabong USA--one of the most popular names on the beach--because of a long-simmering feud between Hurley and Billabong Australia founder Gordon Merchant, industry sources said Monday.
July 11, 1995
Lucille Martin has been promoted to vice president and special assistant to Walt Disney Co. Board of Directors. * Former CBS Entertainment vice president Michael Ogiens has been named president at MTM Television. * David Rone has been promoted to vice president, business affairs for Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. * Dan Capone was appointed director of multimedia marketing for Turner Home Entertainment.
June 23, 1998 |
Billabong Australia said Monday that it plans to have a new U.S. licensee signed and operating by January but hasn't decided who it will be. The company has received inquiries from about 100 companies interested in taking over its U.S. licensing operations, said Dougall Walker, international marketing manager. Billabong is looking to replace Bob Hurley, who announced earlier this month that he will not renew the U.S. licensing agreement in order to start his own line of apparel.