On February 13, 2011 I had the opportunity to view Simon Spurr Autumn/Winter 2011 collection at Exit Art NYC.  Simon Spurr did not disappoint! The Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection was dark, sleek and cool mix with the use of white, grey and black. By restricting color and primarily using black, white and grey, the collection also achieves a definitive, more dramatic point of view. Also, intertwined was the use of knitted hoodies and sleeves, which I thought was a great touch.

“I think the majority of people know the collection for its tailoring, clean lines, luxurious fabrics and sophisticated look,” Spurr said. “And whilst this runs through the collection, the reduction of the color palette allows the viewer’s eye to focus more towards the fit, texture and proportion of the product.”

Simon Spurr also brought out some great noteworthy attendees such as: Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, stylist Brad Goreski, stylist Robert Verdi, actor Andrew Rannells (Broadway’s The Book of Mormon), Tinsley Mortimer.

 Spotted: Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl)
 Anna Wintour
 Ed Westwick and Simon Spurr
 Brad Goreski, Ed Westiwick, Simon Spurr & Andrew Rannells
 Robert Verdi and Tinsley Mortimer

A little about Simon Spurr
Simon Spurr was born in Kent, England in 1974. He studied in London and graduated from Middlesex University in 1996 with a B.A. in Men’s Fashion Design.  Soon after graduating, Spurr was hired to design menswear for Saint Laurent, working under the close guidance of Hedi Slimane.  In 2001, Spurr was recruited to New York City to serve as head Menswear Designer for cK Calvin Klein and in 2003 he became Design Director for Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Ralph Lauren Black Label.

Backstage Shots

Fall 2010 Collection Highlights

Photo Credit: Film Magic and Getty Images

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