After several seasons of intricate textile development, Billy Reid simplified things for fall, turning out a relaxed elegant collection.
“I wanted things to be uncomplicated luxury,” he said backstage before his show. “We develop so many textiles, sometimes we let the art overshadow the message.”
Reid’s sense for volume and proportion remained, as evidenced by lightly constructed topcoats with a flowy sense of movement.
A boxy suit with wide-leg pants reinforced the slouchy message and felt trend-right.
Some new things this season were a few technical pieces such as a fully waterproof trench, worn inside out, and a “butter soft” nylon rain jacket.
The neutral color palette felt rich and helped reinforce the luxe message.
Less is more when it comes to Billy Reid, and concentrating on the soft silhouette and sophisticated volumes was a winning combination.