Simon Spurr spoke for the first time about his abrupt departure from his namesake label about a month ago. The designer spoke with WWD and eluded to differences amongst himself, partner Judd Nydes, and financial backer, Hugo Stenbeck. He said the circumstances that led to his departure "had been going on for a while" and that he "had tried to work things out" before his departure. The designer emphasized that he wanted the stores, factories and editors that supported the brand to know his decision was “terribly difficult” and not one that he made lightly. “I don’t want them to think I’ve abandoned them. They are like family to me,” he added.