The Fashion Law Exclusive - NYC-based model management company, Root, has been in talks for a few months to merge with fellow NYC management company, Re:Quest, and things are reportedly coming to a culmination. According to a TFL source, as of last week, Root had formally dropped several male and female models from its board, including ones who's contracts were still pending, as a result of an upcoming merger with Re:Quest. Root is said to be bringing its favorite models to Re:Quest, as well as a couple Root employees. No word on which models will go to Re:Quest or what is to come for the girls that Root has on its board.
Jed Root, who has amassed funds from his well-known artist management company, Jed Root, Inc., which represents fashion photographers, makeup artists, and hair and fashion stylists, is said to be taking over the role of Click Models, which has been funding the operations of Re:Quest. While Re:Quests boasts big name models, such as Yuri Pleskun, Cole Mohr, and Ben Eidem, the company has been reportedly struggling financially for the past several years.
An announcement of this merger of sorts isn't expected until September's New York Fashion Week.