A few years ago, Spurr was just twelve pairs of jeans. With the Pipe leg jeans – a masculine but form-fitting pair of straight leg denim – bolstering the collection, the brand quickly took off.
Fast-forward to 2009. The launch of the Fall/Winter collection threw designer Simon Spurr into the limelight with its luxury tailored goods, gorgeous leathers, and the always reliable denim stealing the show. Awesome peak-lapels. Youthful double breasted suiting. Great outerwear: including a trench, manly leather coats, a charcoal pea coat, and a flawless black down jacket with a higher armhole – rendering a puffy coat form-fitting, masculine, and finally non-Michelin Man-esque.
Come fashion week, Spurr was all the rage for his Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Continuing to boast the best craftsmanship in the business, and maintaining his always ultra-masculine lines, the luxury designer was now mastering color better than ever: vibrant yellows in sweaters and jeans. A stunning salmon suit. A deep navy double breasted suit, three piece suit, trench, and denim shirt. Soulful brown suiting and outerwear. It was no wonder that the media couldn’t stop raving about Mr. Spurr’s newest line. Guys on GQ hyped it as the best show of the week and we might have to hype it as the best show of the year.
But it wasn’t just design where Simon Spurr did work. Administratively, he dominated. Tommy Fazio, host to the biggest title in menswear buying (and what was once Mr. Bastian’s title) – head men’s buyer at Bergdorf Goodman – left his post at the department store and joined the ranks at Spurr as CEO. They then decided to split the brand into two labels: Spurr for sportswear and leather and Simon Spurr for luxury tailored goods.
It was one hell of an auspicious year for designer Simon Spurr. He topped the year off when he was named a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist and gained membership to the CFDA. What might 2010 have in store?