About Us


Darrell Alston

Founder, CEO and Lead Designer
In 2018, Alston launched Bungee Oblečení, a brand of luxury sneakers and upscale athleisure wear, based on sketches he created while incarcerated. In 2020, Alston expanded his footwear and apparel lines, debuting new styles for men and women. Bungee Oblečení is now sold in select boutiques and Foot Locker. Find more of Alston’s story here.



Michael “Benni Black” Capel

Art Director
A creative storyteller specializing in photography, videography and graphic design, Capel creates Bungee Oblečení’s signature visual style. Capel’s photography and designs have been published on MTV, GQ Middle East, Netflix, and other media outlets. He has worked with Nike, ESPN, and Adidas, and musical artists Linkin Park, Cee Lo Green, and Lil Uzi Vert.


Nicholas Skidmore

Associate Art Director
Skidmore is a brand consultant, illustrator and designer born in Philadelphia. He works with national menswear and accessories companies and joined the Bungee team in 2021.


Robert Purvy

Director of Business Development
Purvy’s career has been shaped by experience at top brands including Reebok (technology, production and footwear development in US and Asia), adidas (Head of Worldwide Basketball business unit), Vans (Director of Footwear Development), and1 (Executive Brand Director and Brand President), Hoka One (Director of Footwear), and Algenesis Materials (EVP of Products). He has expertise in product development, sourcing, manufacturing, and quality assurance.


Peter Breslow

Public Relations Director
Since 1990, Breslow has been creating buzz for professionals, chefs, restaurateurs, real estate developers, retail entrepreneurs, fashion designers, hotels, and a billion dollar casino. Breslow and his team have secured news coverage “Good Morning America,” “TODAY”, The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, People, Food & Wine, CNN, Food Network, Travel Channel, Saturday Night Live and ESPN and other national media outlets.


Melissa Jacobs

Communications Director
A journalist for more than 20 years, Jacobs has worked in newspapers, magazines, TV and new media. Most recently, she spent a decade as an editor at Main Line Today, Delaware Today and The Hunt. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Jacobs is the author of two novels. She serves on the board of directors of Wings For Success and Valley Forge Park Alliance.