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
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive