Fashion Mystery Solved? Why Simon Spurr (Might Have) Left His Namesake Label
Simon Spurr stirred up some waves in the fashion community back in March when he up and quit his eponymous menswear label without saying why. Then it got even more confusing when the company announced that it would continue without Simon Spurr, the designer. Oh, and did we mention that this all happened mere days after the designer was nominated for the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year award? Awkward. The New York Times' Eric Wilson pinned down both Spurr and his business partner/co-founder Judd Nydes, and while neither party came clean about the specific reasons for Spurr's departure, it seems that the designer may have left because of a disagreement over the high price point of Spurr's collection.
Simon Spurr to Move Forward Without Simon Spurr
In an increasingly bizarre and confusing situation, Simon Spurr, the company, has confirmed that operations will continue despite the fact that Simon Spurr, the co-founding designer, left the company last month. Judd Nydes, co-founder of Simon Spurr, who has stayed with the company, told WWD, “We regret Simon’s unfortunate decision to leave the company. The company plans to continue without Simon and is looking towards a bright future as its business continues to mature." Nydes and Spurr also offer a little more insight into why Spurr decided to leave his namesake company.