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Billy Reid

SOUTHERN BOHEMIAN
New York: Billy Reid’s Alabama roots have always found a place in his mostly classics-driven collections. For S/S 12, he finally merged the easygoing nature of the American South with the pulse and energy of New York City. Underscoring the intended bohemian nature of the season, Reid presented a variety of intriguing textures and patterns, some inspired by home textiles. The designer told press he was interested in exploring the revival of the American songwriter, referencing the lost days of the artists who lived in Laurel Canyon. “That spirit seems very much alive today – folks from L.A., New York, Muscle Shoals, Austin, and Nashville are blending together to make some incredible new music.” A subtle hint of 70s was present in the form of wide lapels on suits, a washed-out color palette, and hair and grooming that expressed an anti-establishment ethos.  —Michael Fisher

Silhouette: Summertime relaxed

Color: Indigo blue / Red / Taupe / Sand / Rock grey / Tobacco

Key Items: Plaid sport coats / Washed chinos / Suede jacket / Raglan T-shirts / Leather blazer / Denim work shirt / Henley shirt / Allover pattern shorts

Materials: Linen / Washed indigo denim / Undyed linen / Suede / Slubbed cotton

Details + Trim: Scoop neck / Utility pockets / Piecing and panels for pants

Accessories + Footwear: Neckerchiefs / Straw hats / Hand-loomed carpet sandals / mid-top leather sneakers by K-Swiss / Two-tone distressed saddle Oxfords

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