Tuesday, March 20, 2012
SIMON SPURR has left his eponymous label. The British menswear designer co-founded his New York-based brand with partner Judd Nydes in 2006 and was nominated for the CFDA's 2012 Menswear Designer of the Year award just last week.
"At this moment, I'm not at liberty to say anything about what's gone on," he told WWD in an email.
Spurr started his design career at Middlesex University, before landing his first job at Yves Saint Laurent - where he created menswear under Hedi Slimane. He went on to work as head of menswear for ck Calvin Klein and in 2003 joined Ralph Lauren as director of the brand's Red and Purple labels. Spurr launched his own brand in 2006, beginning with denim before launching men's and sportswear. In November 2010, the designer was named creative consultant for Tommy Hilfiger's menswear division - a post he still holds.