Billy Reid

New York: Billy Reid’s F/W 13 show continued to explore the designer’s interest in non-hackneyed Americana, showing a mix of rough but graceful items that included a number of sly materials and details. Reid himself stated that for this collection he sought “Elegance that has a warmth, yet a street toughness – wearable and functional luxury and a modern approach to traditional American clothing.” And he largely delivered. Working off a palette inspired by trees and woodland flora, Reid’s looks exuded ease and rugged individualism, particularly where trimmed with all-American materials like sheared nutria fur. His trousers were straight, but easy, with the slightest hint of a break, while pea coats and chore coats had satisfyingly blocky shapes, that exuded utility and permanence. Reid’s new collaboration with Coach provided another highlight, as sturdy leather travelers looked indestructibly luxe. This show reaffirmed Reid’s intelligence and inventiveness, as he maintained his unique viewpoint and style, while offering fresh and inspiring looks. –Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Unforced tailored / Slim-straight

Color: Moss / Maple / Ivory / Forest / Pine resin / Ash / Rust / Jet black / Walnut / Redwood / Dusk / Oak  / Birch

Key Items: Pea coat with nutria collar / Twill chore coat / Plaid car coat / Cotton-cashmere waistcoat / Plaid trousers / Moto jacket / Rabbit fur collar trench / Leather bomber jacket

Materials: Cashmere / Nutria / Wild rabbit fur / Tweed / Fermented leather / Cotton-cashmere / Neoprene / Velvet / Silk / Waxed leather / Moleskin

Print + Pattern: Shadow plaid / Cherry plaid / Donegal tweed / Stripes / Chevron intarsia / Forest jacquard

Details + Trim: Fur collars / Patch pockets / Utility pockets

Accessories + Footwear: Lug wingtips / Lug monks / Waxed leather zip boots / Wingtip boots / Cap toe boots / Coach x Billy Reid leather traveler bags / Strip scarf / Monotone necktie



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