story by Seth Friedermann
photos by Adrianna Favero
Billy Reid spins a lovely yarn… yarn as in a tale, not as in knitwear, though he does that too. His ability to create a collection that feels like a classic novel is truly impressive. His clothes have so much character that they create them. For Spring 2013, his take on Dixie dress was cool and comfortable, with the standouts being two lovely pelican print dresses and suits that echoed the sartorial splendor of the ’30s & ’40s with tipped and wide lapels, and bold tapered cuts.
With the American South shaking of it’s laconic image and becoming as much a sophisticated and tach savvy region as anywhere in the world, it’s good to have a Southern born & bred designer with such a grasp of the desires of modern men and women who want to be both comfortable and well dressed and looking relaxed doing it.