Style Scoop: Michael Kors Makes Bank, Morena Baccarin’s Heart is on Fire, Manolo Laces Up for London

By  August 07, 2013

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What exactly qualifies Michael Kors as the best-performing I.P.O of 2012? An 82 percent increase in profit! Michael Kors’ namesake has earned a net income of $125 million this quarter, up from $68.6 million this same time last year. It’s growth that chairman and CEO John Idol attributes to “fashion design leadership combined with an aspirational jet-set luxury in-store experience,” which makes sense considering we all just want to be like Mike. [Racked]

Hearts of Fire jewelry is now being fronted by a celebrity face. Emmy-nominated actress Morena Baccarin is the first A-lister to lend her likeness to the fine jewelry brand, a decision that Caryl Capeci, vice president of marketing, attributes to her “authenticity and passion, coupled with a great sense of self and a timeless, sophisticated approach to style.” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik says his sole is set on London. “London is now so important to all these international buyers,” he told Vogue UK about his decision to present his Spring 2014 collection there for the first time. “London is the future.” Blahnik’s September 15 presentation will debut the same day as Mulberry, Mary Katrantzou, and L’Wren Scott. [Vogue UK]

We’ve seen her go pink for Gucci Style and work as Michael Kors’ modern muse, but now, Karmen Pedaru is getting dusty for True Religion Fall 2013. Photographer Mikael Jansson is responsible for the black-and-white ads, set against the California desert with a grungy Pedaru heating things up with Gavin Jones. [Fashion Gone Rogue]

Speaking of new campaigns, JW Anderson has finally stepped into the fashion ad frontier with his first print advertisement. “Obviously there will be a pressure to do still lifes of bags. But I think ultimately it has to sell a dream,” he said. “Buying into something that’s a character, that’s what’s exciting.” [Vogue UK]

Brides magazine is bringing us the best of celebrity weddings this fall. Designer gowns worn by Coco RochaZara Phillips, and Marcia Cross while saying their “I Dos” will join the glossy’s Iconic Wedding Dress Exhibition in London. “We’ve all seen the pictures,” said Brides editor Jade Beer, “but now brides-to-be can see the dresses for real up close, taking in every detail of their luxurious design and finish.” [Telegraph]

Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the Spring 2014 schedule for New York Fashion Week. There’s Rebecca Minkoff on September 6, Mara Hoffman on September 7, and Zac Posen on September 8—oh my! [Fashion Gone Rogue]