Apprenticeship Students at Billy Reid’s Studio

In February, our Music Industry Apprenticeship program traveled to Florence, Muscle Shoals, and Montgomery, AL to not only learn about the rich history in these areas but to meet and learn from music industry professionals. As a part of this experience, we visited Billy Reid to learn more about the intersection of fashion and the music industry. Our Apprentices learned more about Billy’s process for designing new collections as well as their annual “Shindig” music event, and then got to create and screenprint their own t-shirts.

Billy Reid is an American fashion designer based in Florence, Alabama. They create modern designer men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. Known for classic styles in high quality fabrics with a distinct Southern influence. We were honored to be included in this special experience!