Marvin Traub: Retailing’s Great Showman

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Overview

One of the industry’s most famous and innovative merchants, who led Bloomingdale’s to its trendiest, most fashionable heights, died at age 87 at his home in New York.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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Fashion Scoops

Banana Republic to Launch Line Inspired by ‘Anna Karenina’

The collection bows in October, while the film, which stars Kiera Knightly and Jude Law, opens Nov. 9.

clock June 28, 2012Sharon Edelson

Keilah Hieb and Ronny Wurtzburger

Fashion Scoops

Toby’s Dream Foundation Helps One Teen Live a Fashion Dream

In remission from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, it was the wish of 14-year-old Keilah Hieb to visit fashion designers’ studios in New York City.

clock June 28, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Augustin Teboul RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Augustin Teboul RTW Spring 2013

French-German design duo Annelie Augustin and Odely Teboul continued to refine their crepuscular vision.

clock July 5, 2012WWD Staff

Kaviar Gauche RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Kaviar Gauche RTW Spring 2013

Designers Alexandra Fischer-Roehler and Johanna Kühl took to V-shaped seaming, pleats, accents and vents with an absolute vengeance.

clock July 5, 2012WWD Staff

Dawid Tomaszewski RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Dawid Tomaszewski RTW Spring 2013

Titled “Metamorphosis,” this collection often took its theme literally.

clock July 5, 2012WWD Staff

Rena Lange RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Rena Lange RTW Spring 2013

Karsten Fielitz kept it all nonchalant. There were pajama-like crepe de chine palazzo pants, slouchy bat wing and cocoon cuts, and silk crepe gowns.

clock July 6, 2012WWD Staff

Schumacher RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Schumacher RTW Spring 2013

Dorothee Schumacher’s spring collection combined fluidity, flowers and flounces to winning effect.

clock July 6, 2012WWD Staff

Blame RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Blame RTW Spring 2013

Designers Sarah Büren and Sonja Hodzode showed polished, feminine separates with a twist.

clock July 6, 2012WWD Staff

Perret Schaad RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Perret Schaad RTW Spring 2013

Young designer duo Johanna Perret and Tutia Schaad continued to tailor their vision of fluid geometrics, this season thinking ever more outside their box.

clock July 8, 2012WWD Staff

Michael Sontag RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Michael Sontag RTW Spring 2013

One of Berlin’s most talked about up-and-comers is a young virtuoso of complicated simplicity.

clock July 8, 2012WWD Staff

The fall '12 Diesel campaign breaks in August magazines.

Media

Diesel Taps Steven Meisel for Fall Campaign

The print and online advertisements feature a bevy of models in a series of mock screen tests, arranged in a grid layout.

clock July 10, 2012David Lipke

Media

New York Magazine to Relaunch The Cut

This week, the magazine finally confirmed the blog would relaunch in August with a broad mandate to cover women’s issues.

clock July 10, 2012Erik Maza

Bertrand Djian

Designer and Luxury

Porthault’s New Owner Plans Expansion

French entrepreneur Bernard Djian is looking to invest $5.5 million in the luxury linens firm.

clock July 10, 2012Joelle Diderich

Burberry looks on the runway.

Designer and Luxury

Burberry Sales Growth Slows

Revenue in the first quarter climbed 11.2 percent amidst “a more challenging external environment.”

clock July 11, 2012Samantha Conti

Claus-Dietrich Lahrs

Designer and Luxury

Hugo Boss Closes Selection Label

Men’s wear giant merges its top-of-the-line range into the Boss core brand.

clock July 11, 2012Melissa Drier

Matthew Chevallard

Textiles

Del Toro Grows With Slipper Trend

The Miami footwear brand’s fresh take on the slipper includes producing limited-edition styles, most in batches of less than 50 units.

clock July 11, 2012David Lipke

Media

Condé Nast Restructuring Underway to Integrate Print and Digital

Several people will be let go as a result, including Thomas Hartman, senior vice president, corporate sales.

clock July 11, 2012Amy Wicks

A look by Customellow.

Textiles

Multitasking Ruled at Tranoï, Capsule

Price proved the make-or-break factor for buyers attending the recent men’s fairs in Paris.

clock July 11, 2012Devorah Lauter

A look from Thomas Pink.

Retail

Thomas Pink Lands in South Africa

The retailer’s first outpost on African soil channels a classic London town house with a contemporary touch.

clock July 11, 2012Bambina Wise

Posing with models for Bloomingdale’s Spanish promotion in 1990.

Human Resources

Marvin Traub, Retailing Legend, Dead at 87

The former Bloomingdale’s chairman and chief executive had been working up until June despite declining health for several months.

clock July 11, 2012David Moin

Johnnie-O

Textiles

Ones to Watch: Fresh Finds From the New York Market

New and noteworthy brands to check out at the upcoming trade shows in Manhattan.

clock July 11, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Rena Lange RTW Spring 2013

Fashion Features

Berlin Fashion Week Strong Despite Economy

The city drew an estimated 250,000 visitors to a cross-city marathon of nine trade fairs, plus more than 60 runway and studio presentations.

clock July 11, 2012WWD Staff

Looks from the Centennial Collection.

Sportswear

Jack Victor Preps for Centennial Celebration

Canadian clothing brand will produce a special capsule collection for the anniversary.

clock July 11, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Mergers and Acquisitions

Aria Responds to Christopher & Banks’ Poison Pill

The hedge fund is still pushing for a sale of the company.

clock July 11, 2012Vicki M. Young

Looks from Nautica.

Textiles

Nautica Signs New Clothing, Dress Shirt Licenses

The brand’s new tailored clothing license with the Levy Group expands on an existing tailored outerwear license with that company.

clock July 11, 2012David Lipke

Retail

Haspel, Blue Lion to Part Ways

The company will not produce a spring collection as it searches for a new manufacturing partner.

clock July 11, 2012Jean E. Palmieri

Hair

Frédéric Fekkai to Exit International Markets

The Procter & Gamble Co. owned hair care brand is currently carried in 25 countries outside the U.S., primarily across Europe.

clock July 11, 2012Molly Prior

Human Resources

Dan Hanrahan Tapped as Regis President and CEO

Executive most recently served as president and ceo of Celebrity Cruises for Royal Caribbean and is credited with overseeing the company’s growth strategy.

clock July 11, 2012WWD Staff

Media

Lord & Taylor Sponsoring ‘Project Runway’

The department store chain will be the exclusive retail sponsor of the show’s 10th anniversary season.

clock July 12, 2012David Moin

Marvin and Lee Traub

Fashion Features

Industry Remembers Marvin Traub

Recollections of the merchant and the man from around the industry and around the world.

clock July 11, 2012WWD Staff

Designer and Luxury

Slowear Launches New Collection

The Ricerca collection will consist of a number of pieces from the different brands within the Italian luxury men’s clothing group.

clock July 12, 2012Alessandra Turra

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough

Designer and Luxury

Proenza Schouler: Grown-Up and Uptown

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough will open their first store at 822 Madison Avenue on Friday.

clock July 12, 2012Jessica Iredale

Brian Reyes

Activewear

Calvin Klein Underwear Taps Brian Reyes to Head Design

The ready-to-wear designer has been appointed vice president and head of global design at the Warnaco Group division.

clock July 12, 2012Karyn Monget

Jennifer Lopez

Fashion Scoops

Jennifer Lopez Backs Luxury T-shirt Shopping Site

Teeology will place a curated selection of high-end printed T-shirts up for vote by its members, with the winning designs going into immediate production.

clock July 12, 2012Marcy Medina

Fashion Scoops

CFDA Teams With the New York Mets for Apparel Line

The collection will mark the fiftieth anniversaries of both organizations.

clock July 12, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Rena Sindi Fetes Marriage at The Four Seasons in Beirut

Adam Lippes, Colin Cowie, Eva Lorenzotti, Ashley and Jeff McDermott, Serena Boardman, Dennis Basso and Michael Cominotto were among the guests to attend.

clock July 12, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

Fashion Scoops

Paper Magazine’s Super Duper Market Lands in NYC

For founder Kim Hastreiter, the three-day in Chelsea Market is as much about a cultural shift in consumerism as it is about helping out foodies.

clock July 12, 2012Rosemary Feitelberg

A Harding-Lane hat for Opening Ceremony.

Fashion Scoops

Opening Ceremony Ties Up With Tucker Blair and Harding-Lane

Designers will create capsule collections for the retailer’s new London pop-up store set to open on July 19.

clock July 12, 2012Alexandra Steigrad

Essentialist

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Saint Laurent Acquires Major Private Collection of Vintage YSL Clothes

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