Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Billy Reid showcased another stunning collection full of premium materials, fresh techniques and bold and subtle textures. Almost every piece had a sense of dimension or texture from brushed wool coats and plush vests to raised stitched sweaters and quilted trousers. Although outerwear was an obvious stand-out from rounded cocoon capes and paneled shearling leather car coats to braided wool overcoats and oversized trenches, the trousers are what really completed the collection. The materials and methods utilised on these pieces were so involved one could not take notice. In addition to the selection of relaxed slouch trousers and granular plaids pants we’ve seen, Reid took this category to the next level with techniques like a brushed pile stripe on plaid, raised braiding, dimensional quilting, tonal patterned stitching, and all-over wovens that showed his nomad’s varied influences. – Matt Feniger
Theme: Tailored Southern Nomad
Key Items: tapered ankle cropped trousers / relaxed pleated trousers / cardigans / elongated shirts / dimensional crew neck sweaters / oversized coats / shawl neck blazers / cape coats / slouched trousers / intarsia knits / funnel neck sweaters / shackets / dimensional stitched pants / oversized trench coats / silky tops / ponchos / woven pants / tunic sweaters / luxe vests / blanket wraps / textured joggers
Colour: ink / navy / ivory / cognac / maroon / slate blue / goldenrod / camel / dusted blue / black / adobe / dove grey / burnt red
Materials + Trim: braided wool / cashmere / brushed wool / shearling / leather / cotton twill / nylon / cotton / suede / velour / silk / fur
Print + Pattern: ethnic patterns / granular plaids / global designs / bird print
Accessories + Footwear: tassel loafers / hiking laced derbies / double monk straps / distressed leather derbies / knit beanies / woven slip-ons / ponyhair derbies / canvas sneakers / alligator laceless oxfords
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