Last night, Food Republic favorite and Southern Foodways Alliance supporter Billy Reid won big at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) annual awards. Reid, whose eponomyous label has an easy, all-American feel, beat out Patrik Ervell and Simon Spurr (another designer we’re fond of) for the coveted “Menswear Designer of the Year” award. This marks the third award Reid has received from CFDA (the designer won the “Best New Menswear Designer” in 2001 and the “CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund” prize in 2010).
Learn more about Reid’s prize-winning aesthetic and his dedication to the SFA in our interview with him. Congrats, Billy!