February 14th: I made my way down to Milk Studios to snag a date this Valentine’s Day. Ok, so I’m not that desperate, but I was greatly looking forward to viewing the studly models at the Spurr Fall 2009 Menswear Presentation.
In Fall 2006, Spurr was born from the vision of Simon Spurr, with experience from Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Yves Saint Laurent, along with his accomplice, Judd Nydes. Spurr started off as an exclusive denim collection for Bergdorf Goodman, but has since expanded into sportswear, suiting, and accessories, and sold in only top, high-end retailers. In February 2008, GQ and the CFDA praised Spurr as one of the “Best New Menswear Designers in America.”
WWD said of Spurr that it was a “thoroughly commercial but undistinctive collection,” which I thought was rather harsh. To me, the men looked polished and sophisticated, intermixing casual and suiting pieces together to show the versitility of the garments.
The target of my affection was the gentleman in the dark grey textured suit with a slight sheen, sporting a light grey shirt and neatly combed bangs, broodily looking at the audience. Please be my Valentine?
Photos by yours truly