The Billy Reid brand is usually known for rustic influenced menswear, but the F/W 2013 collection included just as many women’s looks. Staying true to his southern roots, the show had a warm and inviting feel as the designer made a conscious effort to make his guests feel at ease. Southern Hospitality at its best [...]Read Full Story
Believe it or not, the Southern gent lives in history as the sharpest-dressed man of all. Billy Reid acquired his appreciation for this dapper archetype during his time spent servicing the elderly made-to-measure clients at Saks Fifth Avenue in Dallas, Texas, and he continues to elevate the tradition in his own collections. This season, he eased up on the silhouette but held tight to construction with classic details like the full canvas lining, hand-set sleeves, rope shoulder, double pleats...Read Full Story
For this season, Louisiana native Alabama-based designer Billy Reid made the leap to the catwalk after five presentations. Stylish and idiosyncratic they may have been, but he had come round to thinking that the way he'd been showing had given his designs a slightly misleading down-home, bourbon-and-barbecue flavor. There was actually a lot of hand-tailored finery getting lost in the mix. Billy Reid decided that runway was the remedy. "I wanted the focus this season to be squarely on the...Read Full Story
It's all about the ambiance -an axiom that rang especially true at Billy Reid's show. Dim lights and Dogfish Head Ale greeted the fashion crowd that flocked to Milk Studios for a presentation set to live music and a candlelit stage. It was so packed, you could barely see the models. To get to the front, you had to nudge your way through the beer-clutching masses and the whole experience could have reminded you of being at concert. Turned out, it was. Behind the models, and an absolutely...Read Full Story
Let's face it, the real reason we like to go to baseball games in the summer is because we can change out of our heels, wear a sports jersey or tee, and stuff a hot dog in our face.
So we're really excited about this limited-edition collaboration between the New York Mets and the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) in honor of both organizations' 50th anniversaries. Now we can eat our hot dog, and look cute while doing it!Four CFDA designers—Billy Reid...Read Full Story
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