Tomorrow, Billy Reid will be opening the doors to their first store in Austin, Texas. The store, located at 1122 West 6th, and is the designer’s third store in the Lone Star State. It embodies all things Reid while still taking much influence from the surrounding Old West Austin community. Antique furnishings and rustic wood tables are set against bright white painted walls, with eclectic sculptures from artist Butch Anthony hanging above. More shots below.
Billy Reid delivers once again with some classic Southern flavor. The small, concentrated dosage this time around is well-designed and delivers on everything we’ll be needing once those warm months hit again. Included in the mix are tan linen pants, double-breasted bone-colored cotton suits, dazzling pale seersucker, ribbed shorts with saddle shoes, and a lot of chambray. (Photos via GQ)
Billy Reid’s annual Shindig invites folks to the designer’s hometown of Florence, Alabama, for a celebratory weekend of southern living. We’re talking an all-out BBQ with some live performances including Justin Townes Earle, Romany Rye and Apache Relay. The video below from NOWNESS tells the full story.
American designer has relocated his Dallas, Texas boutique from North Park to Highland Village Park to keep with the times. As the brand continues to grow, so does the need for more space. The CFDA award-winning designer continues to infuse his southern hospitality and modern aesthete to his retail shops with this one and the other five flagships nationwide are no different. The interior features antique furnishings and locally-sourced materials and carries Billy Reid’s men’s and women’s lines as well as other collaborative items.
Alabama-based designer Billy Reid looks to lend a hand by contributing to disaster relief initiatives with his “Rise” charity t-shirt. The tee comes in sizes for both men and women and is available for $38, with profits going directly to the Red Cross Tornado Disaster Relief Fund.
A few days back, Billy Reid had a launch party for his recent collaboration with K-Swiss. Dubbed the Venice Surf & Court tennis shoe, it’s made from a garment dyed canvas duck cloth and finished with brass eyelets and vents, rope laces and antique mattress ticking lining.
They’re available now in three colorways – natural, faded black and blue.
We’ll rank this piece as one of our favorite summer coats for months ahead. It’s made from a mid-weight cotton and features a double breasted closure and peak lapels. The three-quarters length is perfect and when coupled with the fine detailing such as should epaulettes and natural dark brown buffalo horn buttons, we consider this to be a must-have for anyone in the market for a summer coat.
From Billy Reid comes the Jonathan jacket in a heavyweight chambray gaberdine shell. The light blue shell is perfect for the warmer months ahead and will prove to be one of your more versatile pieces. The details really set this Italian-made blazer apart as well, and the construction’s solid. The back features side vents and as well as a banded waist.
Billy Reid had another successful showing at this week’s New York Fashion Week. The southern designer’s Fall 2011 collection is filled with gems and though we saw the offerings at (capsule) a few weeks back, the presentation puts the complete lineup into perspective and gives it some meaning. Some of the standout items to anticipate include an English tweed blanket lined car coat as well as a Hand-tailored navy four-harness hopsack double-breasted jacket.