Simon Spurr Takes To The Sea
New York menswear designer Simon Spurr has the traditional bona fides all lined up: a recent CFDA Award nomination, a growing international business, and a superstar (that’d be Justin Timberlake) who’s made Spurr the quasi-official label of his latest red-carpet tour. But his most recent accolade is an odder kind. The Simon Spurr sailing team is cleaning up tidily this Caribbean regatta season, scoring victories at Antigua sailing week, Les Voiles des Saint Barth, and the Pineapple Cup. “Almost everything we strive for in our brand exemplifies what it takes to be a winner on the race course—precision, planning, world-class craftsmanship,” Spurr said. Above, the Genuine Risk in picturesque action, enough to incite jealousy among the city-bound (especially now that the temperatures are climbing toward a hundred). Just a thought from a landlocked fashion editor: floating runway show, Spring 2012?