The announcement of Simon Spurr's departure from his own brand last month was bizarre for several reasons. Firstly, it followed the announcement of the brand's nomination of a CFDA award and also, such fashion musical chairs doesn't commonly take place at young brands. The confusion wasn't helped by the fact that both Spurr and his co-partner Judd Nydes kept the reason for Spurr's departure close to their chest.
The pair have decided to speak out this week and dispel all of the speculation. Judd, who will remain at the company, told WWD, 'We regret Simon’s unfortunate decision to leave the company. The company plans to continue without Simon and is looking towards a bright future as its business continues to mature.' Spurr hinted that his decision to move was a result of disagreements which 'had been going on for a while now'. When asked about the next step he wasn't too forthcoming but said that he's 'looking forward with great hope and excitement toward my future within the industry as a men’s fashion designer.'