Billy Reid gets a pick from GQ as 'best new menswear designer'

Billy Reid has bagged the 2010 GQ/CFDA Best New Menswear Designer in America Award. That title gets him a $50,000 cash prize and an opportunity to create a limited edition Levi's collection for Bloomingdale's.

Speaking to why Reid deserves it, GQ says: "He now has seven stores selling clothes you could imagine William Faulkner wearing at his dapper peak, with bold shots of color mixed in at just the right moments."

Sure, Reid may be an Alabama native but one his seven stores is located on King Street. 150 King Street, to be exact.

You can check out the full announcement over at GQ.

And it's also good attention for Charleston Fashion Week. Sure, Reid's not on the schedule but he's in this town and he's partaking in the sale leading up to the week.