Marvin S. Traub, Lyst picks up $5m, Dunhill winds up in India, Kusama déjà vu, Short trunks

Marvin Traub at Bloomingdale's | Source: NY Times

Marvin S. Traub, Impresario of Bloomingdale’s, Dies at 87 (NY Times)
“One of the most creative retailers of his era, Mr. Traub made Bloomingdale’s synonymous with luxury, introduced many of the world’s best-known clothing designers and created a national chain that acquired a reputation for status-conscious merchandising and chic interior moods that dazzled the eye.”

Lyst Picks Up $5M, Now Lists DFJ Esprit As Backer (TechCrunch)
“The fashion world has taken to the internet like fish to water… But all that activity poses a problem for the consumer: navigating one’s way through all those virtual clothes rails to find just the thing you want. Lyst, a New York/London startup, is taking a big data approach to try to solve that issue, and today is announcing that it’s picked up $5 million in financing to help do it.”

Luxury brand Alfred Dunhill to wind up India operations (The Economic Times)
“Alfred Dunhill, more than a hundred-year-old British luxury menswear and accessories brand, is winding up its India operations… The two partners have not scrapped their deal on paper yet, and may re-introduce the brand when the market conditions are right.”

Kusama Retrospective Is New Exhibit for an Old Idea (On the Runway)
“The new Yayoi Kusama retrospective opening Thursday at the Whitney Museum of American Art serves as a reminder that the aggressive melding of art with fashion, what seemed to be a relatively recent phenomenon, is not really recent at all.”

More Men Are Taking a Size 007 (NY Times)
“That is, Daniel Craig as Bond himself, who in a pair of short, tight GrigioPerla swim trunks caused a splash in the otherwise placid pool of men’s swimwear, the effects of which are still reverberating.”