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Simon Spurr's Nearly Monochromatic, Leather-Trimmed Spring

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Simon Spurr showed his spring/summer '12 collection at Milk Studios on Sunday night; and once again, we were seduced. Seduced into wanting a whole pile of clothes we might not glance at otherwise. A gray suit? Meh. A grey suit by Simon Spurr—impeccably, gorgeously and perfectly tailored within an inch of it's life? Yes, please.

The runway show was quite an affair—graduating from it's several season's long stint at the smaller, less convenient Exit Art gallery—guests included Ed Westwick, Bryan Greenberg, Sebastian Stan, Brad Goreski, some guy from Cobra Starship, athletes Carmelo Anthony and Andre Iguodala, Tinsley Mortimer, and Erin Fetherston. That said, we didn't see Anna Wintour. Her sunglasses-penetrating icy glare is usually front row center.

But back to the clothes: Spurr's collection was almost monochromatic—a symphony of grays followed by a smaller symphony of warm khaki-grays. There was a little black for highlighting; and just the tiniest pinch of lavender and raspberry. Leather played a key role—and we want all of it. A double-breasted overcoat in luxurious camel had sharp leather sleeves; likewise a group of blazers—some piped and some not-piped. We lost it over zigzag geometric suiting, gray on black or blue or black. Then we lost it again with a rich-red moto near the end. Mesh tees played a role; as did some military-style banded trims. The ones we weren't so sure about: A handful of knits festooned with irregular bits of vinyl or leather or—if it were 2002 and we were about to go see Peaches open for Fischerspooner—electrical tape.
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