Here, another in WWD's continuing series profiling independent reps at the mart.
LEIB ASSOCIATES INC. Principals: Steve and Randy Leib Showroom: 9N105 Lines Carried: Adam Douglas, Duo & Duoi, Elbridge, Ibe, Isabel Radec, Jennifer L., Krizia, all New York; Debra Lubell, Chicago; Jan Barboglio, Linda Segal, Dallas; Como, Montreal
"We consider ourselves a 'hands-on showroom.' Randy and I both travel outside the market a lot. Because of that, we're more in touch with our customers and we know what their needs are." -- Steve Leib
MARK GARLAND STUDIO Principal: Mark Garland Showroom: 9W125B Lines: Austin Reed, Carl Davis, Curio, Escadrille, Mimi Collection, Suburbans, all New York; Exuma, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Mycra Pac, Lafayette, Calif.; Roni M, Santa Monica, Calif.; Lizziana, Milwaukee, Wis.
"I'm trying to offer classic and contemporary looks so my customer can have a choice. I have a broad spectrum of lines, and I cater to boutiques only, no outlets. My goal is to help a buyer to see and market clothing and to offer great looks in classic fashion design." -- Mark Garland
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"