Pushing the boundaries of sartorial tailoring, the SIMON SPURR Autumn/Winter 2012 collection continues to elaborate on the theme of British modernism. Inspired by the men in Robert Frank’s photographs of London, the collection is rooted in the dignified and elegant style of the early 20th century.
Historic and military influences serve as undertones in the new collection. Simultaneously, the collection brings forth the controversial re-definition of the traditional suit set forth by Tommy Nutter in the 1960′s. Enlarged hounds tooth patterns are printed or bonded to suiting, outerwear and sweaters. Shadow plaids and shadow tweeds are contrasted by graphic geometric prints and jacquard sweaters.
The rich color palette of burgundy, brown, pilot blue, grey, and black give the collection a vivid yet grounded quality; a quality which aptly refers back to a time of personal revelation, social rebellion and aesthetic innovation in the historic 1960′s.
Simon Spurr’s design aesthetic is clearly informed by both his English upbringing as well as by his years spent working with Hedi Slimane, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. His approach to design is firmly built upon frameworks that emphasize color, proportion and deliberate subtlety.