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Runway Rundown: Billy Reid spring 2012

September 13, 2011 |  4:16 pm

Billy Reid Spring Summer 2012
What: Presentation of the Billy Reid men's and women's spring 2012 collection.

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. 

PHOTOS: Billy Reid spring 2012 photo gallery

Tailor-made for: Today's troubadors, haute hippies and craftsmanship-craving canyon crowd -- literal and metaphorical.

RELATED:

Photo gallery: Billy Reid Spring-Summer 2011 at New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week: Opportunity knocks, and Billy Reid's at the door(s)

 Billy Reid wins 201 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award

-- 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

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