Billy Reid is an American fashion designer based in Florence, Alabama. His collection includes men’s, women’s, accessories, and eyewear. He draws inspiration from the South and his childhood growing up in Amite, Louisiana, where he worked as a young man in his mother’s clothing boutique. Reid is the recipient of three CFDA Awards, making him only one of four designers to have achieved this honor. In June 2001, he won the coveted CFDA award for Best New Menswear Designer. In 2010, Reid was named GQ/CFDA’s Best New Menswear Designer and he also won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award. Two years later, he was named the CFDA’s 2012 Menswear Designer of the Year. Reid operates 12 freestanding stores in the U.S. The first Billy Reid shops opened in Dallas, Houston, and Florence, where the store was located in an old home with Reid’s design studio upstairs, highlighting Reid's value for Southern hospitality. Reid has collaborated with brands including Levi's, J.Crew, Coach, Neiman Marcus, and K-Swiss. The Billy Reid brand ethos goes beyond fashion. In 2009, Reid created a unique fashion and music festival called “Shindig,” a gathering of friends from the worlds of music, food, fashion, and art for a summer weekend event in Florence. Now in its eleventh year, the festival attracts James Beard Award-winning chefs and Grammy Award-winning musicians from around the country for this celebration of the things about which Reid is most passionate.