Simon Spurr Leaves His Namesake Label a Week After Receiving CFDA Nomination

Another day, another designer is out of a job. And we never saw this one coming. Simon Spurr has confirmed that he left his namesake label on Friday, WWD is reporting. The announcement is particularly bizarre given that Spurr was just last week nominated for CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year alongside Patrik Ervell and Billy Reid. WWD also notes that back in January, Spurr won the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award in men’s wear. Adding to the mystery of this unexpected announcement is Spurr's cryptic comment on his departure:
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Another day, another designer is out of a job. And we never saw this one coming. Simon Spurr has confirmed that he left his namesake label on Friday, WWD is reporting. The announcement is particularly bizarre given that Spurr was just last week nominated for CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year alongside Patrik Ervell and Billy Reid. WWD also notes that back in January, Spurr won the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award in men’s wear. Adding to the mystery of this unexpected announcement is Spurr's cryptic comment on his departure:
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Another day, another designer is out of a job. And we never saw this one coming. Simon Spurr has confirmed that he left his namesake label on Friday, WWD is reporting.

The announcement is particularly bizarre given that Spurr was just last week nominated for CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year alongside Patrik Ervell and Billy Reid. WWD also notes that back in January, Spurr won the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award in men’s wear.

Adding to the mystery of this unexpected announcement is Spurr's cryptic comment on his departure: "At this moment, I’m not at liberty to say anything about what’s gone on," Spurr told WWD. Judd Nydes, Spurr's partner who helped found and finance the label, could not be reached for comment.

Spurr's comment makes us think there could be a confidentiality agreement in place, which could indicate legal troubles. On the other hand, Spurr who has held positions at Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren in the past, and who was tapped by Tommy Hilfiger as creative consultant to their men's runway show in 2010, is clearly an up-and-coming talent--perhaps he's left his namesake brand for a position at a major house he couldn't pass up. Hmm...and what house could that be? At this point, we'd believe anything. Guess we'll just have to wait and see...