Kith & Kin: Billy Reid Shindig

Billy Reid, a Southern boy if ever there were, sure knows how to throw a helluva party. Over the weekend in Florence, Alabama, he staged the 8th annual Shindig festival, a laid-back, down-home celebration of fashion, music, food, and friends.

Among the festivities, Jack White and his Third Man record company joined a spirited game of round-robin baseball; The Kills’ Alison Mosshart exhibited new paintings; New York jewelry designer Pamela Love held a frenzied shop-in-shop in the Billy Reid flagship; master chefs John Besh and John Currence dished up the finest Southern eats; and musician John Paul White (formerly of the Grammy-winning The Civil Wars) performed tracks from his new folk album.

And, in a first, Billy Reid presented a runway show apart from his regular NYFW outings. Sporting the in-season, limited-edition collection was a motley collective of friends, customers, musicians, and artists, hailing from places as near and far as Atlanta and Korea, Nashville and Paris. Clearly onto something with Shindig, Reid plans to take the party on the road to Chicago, Charleston, and New Orleans.

Shlomo Lipitz: VP of Programming at City Winery and Israeli National Baseball Team pitcher

Rob McFarlane: Rivertown Coffee rep, son of Will McFarlane from The Swampers

Steven Mullen: Billy Reid fit model and musician

Daniela Jagemann: New Orleans store director

Tristen Chiu: owner, Bao Down Nashville

Stephanie Gonis: artist and friend from Nashville

Jeff Colvin: entertainment lawyer and husband of Shelly Colvin

Salome Steinmann: model and friend

Danley Murner: sound engineer and musician

Alex Sharp: Tony Award-winning actor

Libby Callaway: fashion editor and founder of The Callaway

Joy Marshall: Florence local

Charlie Mars: musician

Amaiah Marshall: Florence local

Daniel Crisler: barber at Greasy Hands in Florence, AL

Noelle Marshall: Billy Reid fit model and Florence local

Jamie McFarlance: musician and son of Will McFarlane from The Swampers

Jeff Burns: managing director of Behringer Lodging, new owner of the Belmont Hotel, Dallas

Chandra Watson: musician of The Watson Twins, wife of Russ Pollard

Leigh Watson: musician of The Watson Twins, wife of David Perry

Nene Kisseih: Billy Reid Atlanta

Edward Speaker: musician with Dank and The Funk Brotherhood

David Perry: owner, DSP Group

Russ Pollard: musician

Gary Modlish: Billy Reid senior brand manager

Cullen Stewart: Rivertown Coffee barista and musician

Hunter Davis: Billy Reid sales director

J. Wes Yoder: writer

Sandi McGee: artist and gymnastics instructor

Audrey Monroe: Florence local

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