Runway Rundown: Billy Reid spring 2012
Where: Milk Studios
Theme: "Inspired by the revival of the American songwriter, the collection referenced the lost days of the bohemian artists living in Laurel Canyon."
What that meant: Double-breasted leather jackets, green linen plaid suit jackets and handmade quilt shorts for him; patchwork prairie skirts, hand-stitched goat suede bikini tops and knee-length shirt dresses for her; and an emphasis on hand-crafted footwear for both.
Tailor-made for: Today's troubadors, haute hippies and craftsmanship-craving canyon crowd -- literal and metaphorical.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photos: Looks from the Billy Reid men's and women's spring 2012 collection presented at Milk Studios on Sept. 9 during New York Fashion Week. Credit: Bradley Dean