Casual Elegance

Billy Reid emphasizes casual elegance for men and women in new fall collection

Billy Reid emphasizes casual elegance for men and women in fall lineup

Billy Reid Look 13 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid tan reversed taped trench, camel antler jacquard crew, brown stripe wool trouser, K-Swiss alligator slip-on, horse jacquard beanie. Photo courtesy of Billy Reid
Billy Reid Look 24 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid tan cotton cashmere suit and  gold silk jacquard tie for women. Photo courtesy of Billy Reid
Billy Reid Look 3 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid camel cashmere shawl cardigan, taupe boucle yak crew, navy wool knit trouser, Photo courtesy of Billy Reid
Billy Reid Look 11 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid moss hooded down liner jacket, heathered camel jacquard crew, grey-gold wool trouser and tobacco panel suede loafer. Photo courtesy of Billy Reid
Billy Reid Look 24 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid bone cashmere twill double-breasted jacket, black plaid shirt, black cord pleated trouser.
 
Photo courtesy of Billy Reid
Billy Reid Look 32 fall 2016 collection
BIlly Reid bone cashmere twill cardigan, camel hair trouser, cashmere beanie and cognac alligator monk strap.   Photo courtesy of Billy Reid
Billy Reid Look 22 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid horses tweed jacquard cardigan, charcoal boiled wool blazer, chambray horse print shirt, bone cord pleated trouser, red striped wool silk tie and Oxford grey hair-on lace-up. Photo courtesy of Billy Reid
Billy Reid Look 13 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid Look 24 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid Look 3 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid Look 11 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid Look 24 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid Look 32 fall 2016 collection
Billy Reid Look 22 fall 2016 collection

What: Billy Reid fall/winter 2016 men's and women's runway show.

Where: New York Men's Fashion Week.

The look: Reid, a Texas favorite with stores in Houston, Dallas and Austin, specializes in uncomplicated casual styles using rich textured fabrics. For fall, he is showing baggy pants, fitted double breasted blazers and terrific outerwear — hooded quilted jackets, nylon rain capes and luxurious coats for men in muted colors of beige, cream, gray, brown and rust (our favorite is a reversible cashmere taped coat.) 

Reid is mainly known as a menswear designer, but womenswear now accounts for about 30 percent of his business. So he sprinkled in a number of looks for women, including a champagne shearling jacket, pressed leather skirt in a floral pattern and a cashmere twill cardigan that ties at the waist — all with the same casual elegance he is known for.

Cool shoes: Once again Reid partnered with K-Swiss to create distinctive footwear, including brown and tan suede leather low-tops that accented several looks.

Live performance: Iron & Wine performed his singles "House by the Sea" and "Wolves" from his album The Shepard's Dog.

Celebs: Hobbnobbing backstage with Reid afterwards were Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita, and Denis O'Hare.