Fashion

NYFW Day 2 – Backstage with Sandy Kim at Simon Spurr

Fashion

NYFW Day 2 – Backstage with Sandy Kim at Simon Spurr

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Simon Spurr is a gentleman. Where other designers, might see menswear as an exercise in volume or an experiment in structure, Spurr sticks to a regimen of classic tailoring, smooth lines, rich fabrics, and the idea of the well-groomed men. The models caught backstage by Fashion Week photographer Sandy Kim aren’t rocker boy-waifs with sad eyes, but square-jawed, steely-eyed men. A bit like Spurr himself, who Kim captured running the show with a collected, confident calm, resembling one of his runway compatriots—only just a few years older. A true gentleman—not the New England, boat shoes-and-polos sense of the word, but the English-born, Hedi Slimane-tutored type who takes as much care with the maintenance of a garment as he does the fit of the pant— apparently does not experience a true summer. Sure, fabrics are lighter, smoking jackets are unbuttoned, white pants can be worn prior to Labor Day and lapels are lined with lighter and brighter colors. But for the most part? Leather is still Spurr’s go-to, and suits are featured full-length (Spurr didn’t offer a single shorts option). Of course, what’s refinement without a bit of well-heeled experimentation? Spurr played with treated fabrics, leather sleeves and even a hint of mesh (for after-hours dont ask don’t tell outings, of course). Backstage, the boys kicked back and allowed themselves a moment to relax. When under the watchful eye of Spurr, now on his fifth year, there wasn’t much to do but enjoy a collection’s sure-footedness in putting on a collection that was primed for a true menswear connoisseur.