There seems to be no end to designer departures so it’s time to stop counting. Simon Spurr, known for his clean, sleek and modern design aesthetics, is the latest addition to the circle of unemployed designers in the industry. The Men’s Fashion Design graduate from Middlesex University confirmed to WWD that he left the brand on Friday, March 16.
Spurr, who has been with Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, has already earned many industry accolades for his confident approach to menswear design. The first being the DNR’s “Editor’s Choice Award for Best New Label” in 2007, which he garnered a year after he launched his eponymous SPURR menswear line. A slew of recognitions and honors soon knocked on the designer’s footsteps, including his most recent nomination for the 2012 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year.
The brand has yet to release a statement on the issue, leaving many guessing whether or not Spurr willingly left or was let go by the brand. It may not take too long however, before the brand speaks up about this development.
Image from Simon Spurr