NEW YORK — The days when leather and suede were stiff, cardboard-like materials are long gone. Today’s are supple, with the fluidity of the finest fabrics. Here, one illustration: Rem Garson’s suede skirt, worn with Lacoste’s cotton T-shirt. For more, see pages 6 and 7.

This story first appeared in the August 20, 2002 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.