14 hours ago | By Nigel Taylor
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New York: For F/W 12 Billy Reid infused his all-American sportswear with elements drawn from recent trips to London and Paris, making for a collection that was less down-home and more jet-set than usual. Reid’s line for women, which he launched in 2008, was more developed than ever before; it included sixteen strong looks and many substantial pieces that ranged from luxe giant-collared outerwear styles to finely tailored suits. Powerful silhouettes and accessories like floppy wide-brimmed hats felt 70s-inspired, as did a camel-heavy color palette that conjured YSL looks of the period. —Whitney Kessler
Silhouette: Straight / Long over long / Fit-and-flare
Color: Cobalt / Sand / Camel / Stoney blue / Navy / Rust / Amber / Walnut / Ivory / Matte black
Key Items: Pullover sweater / Closureless coat / Cropped trouser / Skinny pant / Creased stovepipe / Short leather jacket / Peter Pan shirt / Straight skirt / Slim blazer
Materials: Oiled cotton / Camelhair / Shearling / Coyote / Cashmere / Leather / Satin / Tweed / Jersey / Cotton shirtings
Details + Trim: Contrast details / Self belts / Button-down Peter Pan collars / Leather trims / Giant lapels / Pleats and pintucks
Accessories + Footwear: Floppy hats / Short boots / Flap shoulder bags / Pocket squares / Fur riding caps / Wide leather waist belts / Opaque tights
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