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Simon Spurr Exits His Label Under Mysterious Circumstances

Simon Spurr at the 2012 CFDA Awards Nominee announcement party.
Simon Spurr at the 2012 CFDA Awards Nominee announcement party.

Simon Spurr left his eponymous menswear label on Friday, a particularly awkward turn of events since the CFDA nominated him for Menswear Designer of the Year just a few days beforehand. Considering his success, Spurr’s departure is quite mysterious, and he’s not helping to clarify matters: “At this moment, I’m not at liberty to say anything about what’s gone on,” he told WWD.

Spurr co-founded the brand back in 2006 with partner Judd Nydes (who remains at the label), starting with high-end denim and expanding into a full collection in 2009. He retains his position as a creative consultant for Tommy Hilfiger’s men’s runway collection. Prior to founding his own brand, Spurr worked with Hedi Slimane at Yves Saint Laurent (perhaps Slimane has recruited him to return?); he also worked at Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. It’s unclear whether he’s still eligible for his CFDA award.

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Simon Spurr Exits Under Mysterious Circumstances