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Simon Spurr's summer 2011 fashion show at Exit Art on Sunday was awesome. There is a mustard trench coat that is haunting our dreams, and don't even get us started on the blue and white striped suit (the stripes run vertically on the jacket and horizontally on the pants!) Even if you missed it, though, you can still get some Spurr in your life at his Building Fashion pop-up shop, which opened last week under the High Line on 24th Street.
The shop is tiny but somehow seems spacious—all high-gloss surfaces, stream-lined edges and perfectly spaced shirts and suiting. It even felt airy at the opening party on Sunday night despite the throng of drunk fashion and architecture folks blowing through the gallery-like space. Fortunately for the $3,600 suits (black, white and gray buffalo plaid, three pieces), guests had to leave their drinks outside.
Out back is Supima's high-design cotton-themed event space where revelers enjoyed ginger beer cocktails and caprese canapes to a soundtrack of New Wave classics. That's where we caught up with and congratulated Simon while alternately stalking the Rachel Zoe Project's Brad Goreski and Daniel Franzese—Damien from Mean Girls!
The shop stays open until Sunday, September 19, at which point it closes down so that Building Fashion can open other pop-ups in its place. We can't promise any more Mean Girls sightings, but future stores will involve Heather Huey, House of Waris, Richard Chai, and Siki Im.
· Simon Spurr [Official Site]
· Building Fashion [Official Site]
· All Fashion Week coverage [Racked]