Atlanta’s fashion experts on fall inspirations and trends

5 stylish designers, store owners, and artists offer insight into their collections and advice for the new season

0915_shops014_lnoftle_oneuseonlyBilly Reid
Owner/designer, Billy Reid
. . . on his inspiration for fall menswear
“The love of fabric, using traditional materials in innovative, nontraditional ways.” See: super-wide-wale corduroy pants and jackets, liquidy cashmere pants, and a jacquard overcoat with floral prints and a blown-out hawkeye. Silhouettes are relaxed, with roomy canvas utility pants, a full trench coat, and a braided wool cape. “It’s a bit of a David Byrne moment,” Reid says.

0915_shops015_lnoftle_oneuseonlyAnn Mashburn
Owner/designer, Ann Mashburn
. . . on her fall collection
Inspiration “We were especially inspired by menswear elements—the feeling of suiting and being super­tailored.” Think striped wool tees and tunics, and elegant double-faced wool.
Her fall look Black suede over-the-knee boots with a French-girl block heel, stretch twill leggings, a white oxford, and a structured poncho in gray wool

0915_shops016_lnoftle_oneuseonlyJulie Benecke
Makeup artist, Woo
. . . on fall makeup trends and products
1. “Strobing” Less than contouring, more than highlighting. Swipe Bobbi Brown’s shimmer brick ($46) on cheekbones and the bridge of the nose.
2. Brow rehab Full is back. Thicken brows using short, light strokes with a Trish McEvoy pencil, $28.
3. Brown-eyed girl Bronze is the eye color of the season. Trish McEvoy’s 24-hour stick in Topaz ($32) and Deep Aubergine pencil ($28) make a great combo.

0915_shops018_lnoftle_oneuseonlyEmily Livezey
Owner/buyer, W.Port
. . . on transitioning summer pieces to fall
“Your skinny white jeans pair perfectly with an over-the-knee boot and the Let&Her embossed bag ($675). I’ll wear my CP Shades white linen button-ups as long as I can—when it gets chilly in the evening, I just throw on the Humanoid Eagle wrap cardigan ($450). Even Maridadi Trading silk tie-dye dresses can work in the fall with a Vince cropped leather jacket ($1,200).”

0915_shops017_lnoftle_oneuseonlyLuis Toache
Owner/buyer, The Tough Boot & Co.
 . . . on three vintage jackets he picked up for fall
1. Late ’60s Belstaff waxed cotton jacket with coveted racing patch, $980
2. British leather biker jacket, possibly the highly collectible Louis Leathers, with metal zippers and quilted shoulders, $490
3. Late ’60s brown leather shearling jacket from London, $680

Illustrations by Liz Noftle

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This article originally appeared in our September 2015 issue.