GLOWING SHOW: The new Glow show at the California Market Center tried to create a tranquility atmosphere with incense, muted lighting and complimentary Red Flower tea provided by Breathe magazine.There were 26 lifestyle vendors, including Will clothing, Rio Fit yogawear, Speesees organic cotton T-shirts for babies and Kiln Enamel jewelry, at the three-day event that wrapped up Wednesday and attracted boutiques such as Kitson and Intuition in Los Angeles.Will is a line of ultrasoft cotton tanks, tube dresses, miniskirts and wrap tops created by Suzie Kim, who owns the hip boutique in the local Los Feliz community called Steinberg & Sons. The summer collection, which wholesales for $10 to $50, turns to nature for its colors of forest, ocean and abyss, and for its silk-screened designs of birds and trees.The show, which overlapped with the recent summer apparel market and the gift and home market, sought to give a venue to the booming holistic industry. ADIDAS SOCCER DEAL: Adidas-Salomon AG signed an eight-year sponsorship deal with the international football association FIFA on Wednesday, extending an agreement that began in 1970.Under the contract, Adidas will remain the World Cup’s official sports equipment supplier through 2014 and will have licensing rights to the World Cup and other FIFA events, as well as sales rights for television and stadium advertising. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Adidas chief executive officer Herbert Hainer said he expects the deal to strengthen the company’s position in the worldwide soccer arena.
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)