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August 29 2014

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15 posts tagged "Simon Spurr"

AmfAR Inspiration Gala Honorees Announced, Calvin Klein Debuts Its Macy’s Capsule Collection, And More…

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At the upcoming New York amfAR Inspiration Gala on June 7, Robert Duffy, Marc Jacobs International, and Fergie will all be honored. WWD reports that the event will also include “an Olympic-themed men’s runway show.” [WWD]

Calvin Klein has just announced the limited-edition release of a capsule collection by Francisco Costa for Macy’s. The Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein selection of dresses will be unveiled May 15 as part of the retailer’s A Magical Journey to Brasil campaign. [Calvin Klein]

Since leaving his namesake label, Simon Spurr has not discussed his plans for the future. However, the designer recently told British Vogue, “[I'm] looking forward with great hope and excitement toward my future within the industry as a men’s fashion designer.” As for his CFDA Award nomination this year, he said, “If they don’t vote for me this year, they’re not going to next year. It’s now or never.” [Vogue U.K.]

To show off her new line of intimates (not to mention her taut body), Bar Refaeli hit the tennis courts with her racquet in hand for a short film. In the video, Refaeli runs around in just a bra and underwear. [Telegraph]

Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein, Inc.

McQueen To Open A Savile Row Shop, Peter Pilotto Thinks London Fashion Is Finally Getting The Attention It Deserves, And More…

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Alexander McQueen has announced plans for a new London menswear shop, expected to open on Savile Row in September. The location will offer clients bespoke garments through Huntsman, a famed local tailor. “[Savile Row] is where Lee started his career, so it is a nice thing to be going back,” McQueen president Jonathan Akeroyd tells British Vogue. [Vogue U.K.]

Not all British designers, however, have won the publicity and exposure of the late McQueen. The duo (Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos) behind London-based label Peter Pilotto tells The Wall Street Journal, “A while ago, it was like you had to start in London and try to get out of there as soon as possible and move to Paris or New York.” The designers feel that more recently, due attention has been given to London, a fashion week once skipped by international editors. [WSJ]

After Simon Spurr departed from his namesake label last Friday, the brand has temporarily halted all sample loans. The company’s in-house press agent, Sarvie Nasseri, tells WWD, “At this time all PR is on hold.” [WWD]

Tom Ford’s collections are shown in a notoriously quiet manner, with images taking months to surface. The designer has just released a short video of his latest Fall 2012 collection, which is abundant in exotic skins, gold hardware, and sharp cuts. [Grazia Daily]

Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

Spurr’s CFDA Nod Not At Risk

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Just two days after his CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year award nomination, Simon Spurr exited his label. However, WWD reports that even though Spurr is no longer associated with the brand he co-founded with Judd Nydes in 2006, his CFDA nomination won’t be directly affected. “It’s the individual, not the company, that is nominated,” says CFDA chief executive officer Steven Kolb. “I hope that voters will vote on the body of work.”

At this time, executives at the Simon Spurr label are not commenting on the designer’s departure. Spurr himself is also remaining tight-lipped.

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com

Simon Spurr Departs From His Label, More Details On Acne’s New Manhattan Outpost, TOMS Set To Launch A High-End Line, And More…

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Simon Spurr has left his post as creative director of his namesake label. Spurr, who co-founded the label with Judd Nydes in 2006, tells WWD that he’s “not at liberty to say anything about what’s going on” at the moment. [WWD]

Twenty-one of the biggest names in fashion, including Valentino and Balmain, have teamed up with online retailer Luisa Via Roma and UNICEF for the “Pug Dogs for Happy Kids” campaign to raise money for disadvantaged children in Bangladesh. The designers have created one-of-a-kind stuffed pug dogs that will be auctioned on eBay for the cause. [Grazia Daily]

As reported last week on Style.com, Acne is set to open a larger New York store later this spring. The 33 Greene Street 3,000-square-foot unit will open its doors in May, and the Swedish label’s first U.S. location at 10 Greene Street will close. [WWD]

TOMS has just announced it’s set to launch TOMS+, a high-end version of its canvas originals. The collection, $100 to $140, will incorporate more premium materials than the basic TOMS and is launching in the fall. [Racked]

Photo: Julian Mackler / BFAnyc.com

Monique Péan’s Paris Diary

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New York-based jewelry designer Monique Péan was selected as one of ten past CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists for round two of the Americans in Paris program. While in the City of Light, Pean shared a showroom space with the like of Albertus Swanepoel and Simon Spurr at Paris’ Galerie Joyce and made time to stop by a few of the week’s biggest parties, too. She shares some of her snaps and memories, below.

“With my boys, two of the most talented American designers in Paris—Simon Spurr and Prabal Gurung. Simon’s suits make almost any man look handsome and Prabal’s prints are stunning.”

“With Hannah Bronfman (in Monique Péan fine jewelry) at a lounge in Place Vendome.”

“At Alber’s ten-year anniversary party! Love Lanvin and the cake made of books!”

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