Designer Stella Mccartney's fashion career looks to have been rescued by German sportswear giant Adidas, after the company extended its contract with her until 2010. While her parent company Gucci have reportedly threatened to pull funding if sales of her designs don't improve in the next year - Adidas Salomon today (21MAR06) announced it is thrilled with the result of their collaboration. Since MCCartney signed to design women's sportswear for Adidas Salomon in February 2005, the number of stores stocking her products has risen to more than 400 in 40 countries, prompting a three figure sales increase for the firm.