WME | IMG Acquires Artist Management Agency The Wall Group
The Wall Group will remain as a standalone unit with offices in L.A. and N.Y.
WME | IMG's latest acquisition wades further into the fashion world.
On Thursday, WME | IMG said that it had acquired The Wall Group, an agency working with top stylists and designers that was founded by Brooke Wall.
"The Wall Group is responsible for some of the most widely-recognized fashion moments of our time," said IMG's chief content officer Mark Shapiro in a statement.
Shapiro added: "Brooke and her team have spent nearly two decades developing a unique omnipresence in the fashion and entertainment industries. Their expertise and access make The Wall Group an excellent addition to our growing global fashion portfolio, and we’re excited for all the creative and partnership opportunities ahead."
The agency reps some of Hollywood's top stylists, including Leslie Fremar, Karla Welch and Kemal Harris, Elizabeth Stewart, Ilaria Urbinati, Jason Rembert, Jeanann Williams, Kate Young, Micaela Erlanger, Tara Swennen, Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, Erin Walsh and Jeanne Yang — all who ranked on The Hollywood Reporter's 25 Most Powerful Stylists list of 2015.
This puts WME | IMG even more at the forefront of fashion, especially since the company already produces New York Fashion Week (formerly known as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week until losing Mercedes as a sponsor earlier this year) and recently acquired Made Fashion Week.
The Wall Group will remain as a standalone unit with its current staff continuing to take charge in its L.A. and N.Y. offices.