September 10, 2011 New York
The line Spurr walks has always been between approachability and boundary-pushing. Recent seasons have seen him uptick the fashion quotient of his collections, and it was here that the collection made the occasional stumble. More successful were several tailored pieces that played up contrast: the raincoat with leather sleeves, the blazer with laminate lapels. They were cool in that old, sure-handed Spurr way. In everything but temperature, that is. This wasn't exactly Spring lightness—in texture or color—but a tick in the box for Buy Now, Wear Now when the collection hits stores around January.