Menswear Designer Simon Spurr ‘s West Village apartment is a lesson on well-curated minimalism and modern living. TRNK toured the new acquisition and was able to capture the evolution of one of our generation’s most exciting and honest artist.
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It’s been nearly three years since Simon Spurr abruptly resigned from his eponymous menswear label, leaving the fashion world surprised, perplexed and in chatter. Initially discrete about the reasons for his departure, we eventually learn that investor conflicts were the motivation – a tale all too common in the creative, albeit commercial world of fashion. Unwaveringly committed to his vision as a creator, Simon made the tough decision to walk away from the brand he not only built, but bore his own name.
Unbeknownst to most of the public, Simon’s personal life was amidst a similar transition. As his company unraveled, his young marriage had likewise come to an end. An unlikely and unfortunate set of circumstances, only a true optimist could realize the silver lining: the rare opportunity to start completely anew. Simon settled into a new home, in a new neighborhood, as he contemplated the next steps of both his personal life and career.
After a consulting stint at Tommy Hilfiger, Simon went quiet – disappearing from the fashion world for several months. The designer had taken time off to explore new artistic mediums, working on a series of projects that “blur the lines between furniture, sculpture and architecture.” “I was able to create works that were truly the purest expression of myself,” says the passionate creator, who considers his process more akin to an artist than a designer.
But eventually, Simon found himself back into the hands of fashion, assuming the role of Creative Director for the British heritage brand, Kent & Curwen. A year into the job, Simon’s professional life has finally started to settle, just as his personal life reaches a new turning point. After three years of bachelorhood in Brooklyn, Simon is moving back to Manhattan, to build a new home with his girlfriend.We captured Simon’s Williamsburg apartment in its final days – a mere week before his move. The designer was grateful for the opportunity to memorialize the space that will forever maintain a personal significance – the place he called home during such a challenging, but cathartic chapter of his life.A beautifully curated home, so calming in its restraint and flooded with natural light, while no longer, I’m certain the designer has recreated the same tranquility in his new West Village apartment.
Peek into Simon’s minimal and modern home, and read more about his life post the eponymous label…