Scott Kerr sits down with American fashion designer Billy Reid for a fascinating conversation about his eponymous label and how cataclysmic setbacks in the early stages were instrumental to the Alabama-based brand's growth and success. Billy talks about how his business was nearly wrecked after the 9/11 attacks, then mounting a comeback and building a sustainable global brand. He also discusses how winning GQ's Best New Menswear Designer and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund changed the game for him, why his customers have a self-focused mindset, and bringing his hospitality-driven Southern roots to life at his stores and his annual 'Shindig' festival. Plus: How a Billy Reid peacoat on Daniel Craig in the James Bond "Skyfall" film becomes an instant hit.
Featuring: Billy Reid, Fashion Designer at Billy Reid (billyreid.com)
Scott Kerr, Founder & President of Silvertone Consulting
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