After winning the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund last November, there were high hopes for Billy Reid, and the Alabama designer didn’t disappoint. For fall, Reid added subtle upgrades to his aesthetic, including extra-fine corduroy and shoulder roping for form-fitting double-breasted blazers. It all gave his signature workwear a fresh polish. “I wanted to make everything perfect,” Reid said at the presentation. For women, Reid took a more glamorous route with gathered silk chiffon dresses and silk organza coats.

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