Summer will never be the same now that Florida fashion icon Lilly Pulitzer is gone, but thankfully her playful prints live on.
by Hunter Murphy Easter is a time for rebirth. Down South, the azaleas and dogwoods are blooming and, although we’re no longer primarily agrarian, we still have plenty of green space. This time of year also ushers in a renewal of fashions. While temperatures in the South can sometimes feel like summer year-round, Easter is a milestone when it comes to the Southern wardrobe. White and seersucker begin making appearances, particularly for the Southern gentleman, and the bowtie, which has kept its traditional audience over the years, is beginning to gain new, and younger, fans.
Big news in the fashion world for spring is the release of Florence, Alabama, designer Billy Reid's tennis shoe design for K-Swiss. Reid put his own washed and weathered twist on the unisex shoe, which comes in navy, white and grey canvas. The shoe's function as the perfect summer sneaker isn't even the best part though. Special mailings of the sneakers arrived in a gorgeous wooden box handmade in Alabama. According to Reid's website, the shoes will be available this spring online and in shops, so keep an eye out, especially for that distinctly Southern box.