Feb 13, 2011
Simon Spurr presented to a packed house this morning at super cool space, Exit Art. The lines to get in were crazy, as attendees braved the brisk cold and wind to get a glimpse of the designer’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection.
Once inside, a leopard clad Anna Wintour magically appeared front row with west coast editor of Teen Vogue, Lisa Love. Across from them sat photog Scott Schuman, while just minutes before the show, a charmingly handsome Ed Westwick sauntered up to Wintour just to “say hello.”
The lights dimmed and a piano melody began as male models worked the runway in looks styled by Deborah Watson. Structure played a large part in the collection as tailored suits were in shades of charcoal, black, and dark blue with leather accented details. To contrast those looks, sweaters and turtlenecks appeared looser. Additionally, there were two accessories that were present in almost every look: cowl scarves and long fingerless knit gloves. The cowl scarves were wrapped around the neck or draped over the head, which gave models and the looks an eerie effect at times.
Although the majority of Spurr’s looks consisted of dark colors, I fell in love more with the few looks that encompassed a beautiful rich camel color. The sweater and fur lines coat in that color was by far my favorite. All in all, it was not the ensembles that got my attention, but instead the designer’s choice to pair two very bold accessories with almost every look.