As the models fanned out in a row agains the wall of Skyline Studio at SPURR Spring/Summer 2010 presentation, it felt as if someone had picked up the languid aristocratic gentlemen from 1960s and 1970s and dropped them off in the hustle of New York City-- all with a wonderful contrast that is full of grace and romanticism.
Simon Spurr, the creative director behind the highly refined collection and brand with veteran industrial experience with brands such as Calvin Klein, ICB, Saint Laurent (diffusion line of Yves Saint Laurent) and Burberry Black. SPURR takes inspiration cues from German-Australian photographer, Helmut Newton, who had worked with Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and is famed for his highly stylized shots.
The results of this is a collection of refined suits and pieces with traditional silhouettes. Silm leg pants and wide leg pants are paired with light pastel shirting crafted from a luxurious mix of wool and silk. The shirts are unbuttoned, paired with well-tailored blazers in subtle light colorways such as grey and topped off with flowers on lapels for a hint of romance. Some other interesting pieces are thrown into the mix such as a blue jumpsuit that is reminiscent of workwear.
A highly wearable collection for the refined gentlemen of today, SPURR gives his men a sense of sophistication, intelligence and elegance that are timeless and revered.