Simon Spurr was born in Kent, England in 1974. He studied in London and graduated from Middlesex University in 1996 with a B.A. in Men’s Fashion Design. Soon after graduating, Spurr was hired to design menswear for Saint Laurent, working under the close guidance of Hedi Slimane. In 2001, Spurr was recruited to New York City to serve as head Menswear Designer for cK Calvin Klein and in 2003 he became Design Director for Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Ralph Lauren Black Label.
In the Fall of 2006, Spurr launched his eponymous menswear line, SPURR, with three distinct styles of American-made selvage jeans. Over the course of 2007, the line was expanded to include sportswear, suiting and accessories, quickly establishing SPURR as a full lifestyle brand. In 2009, the brand was broadened once again with the creation and development of SIMON SPURR, a designer collection which paralleled and complemented the newly-contemporized SPURR. SIMON SPURR and SPURR are sold at leading retailers worldwide, including Bergdorf Goodman, Jeffery New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, Maxfield, Bloomingdales, Scoop and Nordstrom.
Since its creation in 2006, the SPURR Brand has been honored with many accolades from the fashion industry. In 2007, DNR awarded SPURR with the ‘Editor’s Choice Award for Best New Label.’ In February 2008, GQ, in conjunction with the CFDA, heralded SPURR as one of the ‘Best New Menswear Designers in America.’ In 2009, Tommy Fazio, Men’s Fashion Director at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus resigned from his position and joined SPURR as the president of the company. That same year, Simon Spurr received the prestigious nomination for the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund Award. Most recently, Simon Spurr was one of the final nominees for the CFDA’s Swarovski Award for Menswear in 2010.