The Fashion Law Exclusive - In July we you told exclusively (and still no other publication has written about it) that New York-based model management companies, Re:Quest and Root, were merging. The companies have yet to make an announcement regarding the merger, as they as reportedly waiting to announce the news in a few days during New York Fashion Week, we have a bit more proof that the merger is not only happening, but has already happened. We told you that Root had let the vast majority of its boys (and all of its girls) go and would only be taking its top guys and a few employees to Re:Quest. Just about all of Root's boys, including Ole Syrstad, Matthew Girard, Alex Wells, Ben Bengtsson, Gus Drake, Joel Snobohm, David Quon, Ben Howard, Bobby Warden, Francis Lane, Harry Gilliam, Jai Stevens, and Matt King, among others, who were signed with Root (and are still pictured on Root's website), are now on Re:Quest's board. As for the girls, it seems Li Bing, Tia Karlsen, and Raquel Nave have made the switch, as well. They join the likes of Yuri Pleskun, Cole Mohr, Lyle Lodwick, and Willy Cartier at Re:Quest. Merger complete.