Billy Reid's Spring 2011 collection was inspired by his home state- Louisiana. One can fully get a hint of a Southern vibe and it is evident in different ways. Starting with the scenery that complimented the whole collection.
The layering was quite sophisticated but was also laid back and very relaxed. Any pieces could work well with different outfits- due to it's unique layering. Jean jackets underneath a cream blazer, knitwear, leather jacket, basic and plaid shirts, there's many pieces that can work really well with anyone's wardrobe. And to add more of a classy look- some outfits were finished with patterned ties and neckerchiefs.
The finished look for each were polished in a certain way. Not to mention, the bags and the shoes added some key elements to the overall look.
Working backstage for Billy Reid's Presentation was a great privilege, it exposed me to the fashion industry by getting involved with dressing models such as Patrick Clark and Thomas Penfound and of course, connecting with others. Besides working backstage, getting to see and photographing the collection in person definitely fed MYVISUALPLEASURES. haha. I loved the whole collection and I definitely cannot wait to see more from him! Congrats Billy!!
Here are some photos I took. Enjoy.