Friday, August 20, 2010

New York Fashion Week – SIMON SPURR – Fall 2010 Collection

New York Fashion Week’s latest British expat, Simon Spurr, has a flair for creating classic suits with a bold, modern edge a la the Lower East Side, adding rakish slim cuts and an opulent sheen to his charming Savile Row double breasted suits. While the designer had highly applauded presentations during New York Fashion Week, this is the first time Spurr is showing his eponymous line on the runway.

Fall/Winter 2010 departs from Spurr’s romantically languid Spring/Summer 2010 collection (topped with spring blooms) inspired by the 60s and 70s with a rebellious streak. The British designer brought his knack for fine, luxurious tailoring from his apprenticeship under Hedi Slimane at YSL and work as design director for Ralph Lauren’s Purple and Black labels to his namesake line. Fusing Slimane’s penchant for everything dapper and rock-and-roll skinny, the fresh collection from SIMON SPURR is a series of double breasted three piece suits in daringly fitted silhouette. Navy and neutrals dominated the collection where materials and styles are mixed freely. A tan motorcycle biker jacket is topped over a shiny pair of slim cut navy pants, suits are sartorially valiant in dark candy stripes and preppy bubble gum pink. School boy toggle coats are quite bad-ass with leather shoulder panels and black piping evoke a sense of nostalgia for rockers who suit-up (think The Beatles and the recent Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy).

Quite a beautiful matrimony of fine British tailoring with a sense of old-world New York liberation, the high-end tailored line does according to Spurr himself, “establish [his] British roots and deliver something modern and elegant into American Fashion Week.”

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