Fashion January, 12 2010

Interview Magazine | Simon Spurr

Interview magazine have an interview up with menswear designer Simon Spurr. Spurr occupies an odd place in menswear; old school editors love him, but blog love has eluded him so far. We would say that it’s because most folks can’t afford his pieces, but that’s been no barrier to the love bestowed on other designers with similar price points. That aside, an interesting quote is when Spurr is asked about how he identifies with the American fashion industry.

“What’s great is that there are a lot of brands—like Thom [Browne], Michael [Bastian], and Rag & Bone—but they’re all doing their own thing. That’s what’s important: to remain true to your own DNA. Rag & Bone cornered the work-wear market. Thom has that whole short-pant thing, and whenever I see someone else do it, I’m always thinking, Why would they do Thom’s thing? It’s an impressive achievement. With Spurr, I like to think we’re a modern, European-influenced brand that does luxurious, handcrafted, and wearable pieces.”

Read the full interview here.