Billy Reid S/S 2011

Posted by janelle | September 17th, 2010

Lousiana’s two biggest events of 2010—the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the Superbowl victory of the New Orleans Saints—were the starting points for Billy Reid’s Spring 2011 collection. “We were thinking a lot about southern Louisiana,” he said of his birthplace, “and it was while we were planning the collection that everything happened.” Reid, who was named Menswear Designer of the Year by GQ in February, showed his rugged yet urbane looks against a stage set of collapsed columns and withered doors, an image evocative of flood-ravaged New Orleans homes post-Katrina. Each model portrayed a specific character with a name and a backstory, a tradition of Reid’s, like Sunny Beatty, the “squirrel-eating black sheep,” and T.J. Goutreaux, the “quirky environmentalist who surveys and assesses wetland techniques; currently stationed in Venice, Lousiana.” The accessories, as usual, were standouts, from the Stetson hats and K-Swiss canvas tennis shoes to the totes filled with oyster shells. Pants were loose and easy, suits were tailored and old-fashioned, and jackets were casual and worn-in. It was exactly what we’ve come to expect from Reid—paragons of Southern refinement in timeless looks that are fresh for today.
Billy Reid
Spring/Summer 2011

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Text: Jonathan Shia

Billy Reid – Spring/Summer 2011

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14 Comments to “Billy Reid S/S 2011”

  1. jamie says:

    who are those 2 asian male models?
    please tell me:)

  2. j says:

    the first picture is anthony thornburg

  3. rocka says:

    I think the first one is Tony Thornburg @ Fusion…

  4. T says:

    the 2nd one is daisuke ueda.

  5. Anthony's Mom! says:

    Wow! Tony you look amazing! What a super cool show!!

  6. Anthony's sister, Aimee says:

    Tony Thornburg looks great! Thanks Billy Reid for putting him in your show! (:

  7. Tony's Mom! says:

    WOW! Tony you look amazing!

  8. tishalei says:

    tony looks absolutely F A B ulous dahking! =D

  9. tishalei says:

    =D Oops! I meant “dahhhhling”

  10. Austin C says:

    I have a strong feeling that one, perhaps two, or maybe three of the guys on the pictures (The guy in the gray suit with Jesus hair, in the picture with his arms crossed, and perhaps the guy next to him. Then also the guy with the Charcoal suit with the scarf and striped shirt.) are part of a band called All Saints or The Saints. If I’m not mistaken, they’re NYC locals. In the case I’m mistaken, their resemblance is uncanny.

  11. e says:

    This is the first time I see Daisuke Ueda and in my opinion he is amazing, looks confident and kind of rudely. Great guy, good luck.

  12. MarkK says:

    Wow! That Asian-Hawaii guy, Tony? Great look! Sophisticated and mysterious. I predict big things for you, guy.

  13. in the forth picture up and coming Male Super Model Domique Hollington @ red models Looks Great as always. so much talent.