SO LONG KOBE: Adidas and Kobe Bryant have ended the 23-year-old NBA star’s endorsement deal after a six-year run. An Adidas spokeswoman described the split as "a joint decision" and "amicable." "We’re always evaluating athletes to see if...
SO LONG KOBE: Adidas and Kobe Bryant have ended the 23-year-old NBA star’s endorsement deal after a six-year run. An Adidas spokeswoman described the split as "a joint decision" and "amicable." "We’re always evaluating athletes to see if they match our brand values. But we’re not specifically looking for someone to replace Kobe," she said. This year,Adidas signed a lifetime endorsement deal with the Orlando Magic’s Tracy McGrady, the spokeswoman noted. This fall, McGrady will star in his first global advertising campaign for Adidas. For 2003, the company plans to have multiple global basketball campaigns, instead of one as has been the norm in the past. ON THE UP AND UP: Swedish women’s and men’s fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz on Monday said group sales increased 19 percent in June compared with the same period last year. H&M sales rose 21 percent in June 2001 but this June’s performance was the strongest for H&M since it logged a 20 percent gain last November. The firm doesn’t break down sales on a same-store basis.IVILLAGE FORGES SALES STREAM: Women’s media network iVillage Inc. said Tuesday it has struck a marketing agreement with American Homeowners Association that will bring iVillage minimum monthly payments of $20,000 from AHA, plus an equal share of revenue from AHA memberships sold to iVillage visitors in excess of a 1,100-member minimum. In the month prior to the deal’s announcement, iVillage signed an average of 65 AHA members daily. Stamford, Conn.-based AHA, which provides its members with various legal, financial and shopping services, will receive at least eight million monthly impressions on iVillage.com.
La Double J made a name for itself with its vintage-inspired prints, but for resort, designer JJ Martin has ventured into new territory: enter rich jewel toned solids and decadent embellishment, in the form of appliqués, crystals and sequins. #wwdfashion #resort19 #ladoublej
This Just In: J. Crew Group has named Johanna Uurasjarvi as its chief design officer.
Uurasjarvi succeeds Somsack Sikhounmuong, who left the company last September. Tap the link in bio for the full report. #wwdnews
“She came into my hotel room and she was like, ‘I have Chanel and Christian Dior.’ She was like, ‘Chanel likes you.’ And I was like, ‘I’m going to start crying,’” breakout star Maddie Hasson tells WWD of her styling sessions Molly Dickson. “I really like classic, elegant things. I love the way Anna Wintour dresses.” Read more about Hasson’s role in @impulseseries on wwd.com. (📸: @jgreenery ) #wwdeye
@virgilabloh revealed he's working with Australian stylist and
Vogue Australia fashion director @christinecentenera for his debut @louisvuitton men's collection, which will be presented in Paris on June 21. Centenera met Abloh while both working with Kanye West, where she consulted on his all his runway collections since his debut spring 2012 women's wear show. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews (📷: @asussmanphoto)
"In order for Shudu to wear garments, she needs to be able to put them on, just like you would in the real world. You have to digitize the outfits," said Cameron-James Wilson on dressing 3-D model @shudu.gram for her WWD photoshoot with @itsclo3d. #wwdfashion (📸: @cjw.photo)
“Shudu is a digital supermodel, a very glamour and amazing woman. But she’s 3-D,” says Cameron-James Wilson, a fashion photographer and the creature of @shudu.gram. Here, Shudu wears @cushnieetochs for her debut fashion editorial. #wwdfashion (📷: @cjw.photo)
“It is the fierce female performances that came before me that made be able to clearly identify for myself what it was that I wanted to do, what kind of artist I wanted to be, what kind of films I wanted to make,” said @brielarson at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards. See more pictures from the event on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Matt Baron)