Forget Vogue telling you what everyone will be wearing this season; just show up to an event hosted by Hampden Clothing. The fashionable women’s boutique hosted a party in honor of New York designer Logan Neitzel to show off his Fall 2010 collection, as well as a few Spring 2011 pieces and some beautiful items designed exclusively for the Hampden customers.
At the party, everyone in attendance looked like they just walked out of a photo shoot for the September issue. Looking at the crowd, you could see that leather motorcycle jackets, textured tights, shorts, and fur vests were big trends this season. Of course, the hosts were the best dressed at the party. Stacy Smallwood, the owner of Hampden, was flawless in a floor-length Opening Ceremony two-layer shirt dress (available in store, if I haven’t snapped it up yet), blazer, and clogs.
The guest of honor, Neitzel, in all black with fur detailing at his blazer collar (reminiscent of his collection), mingled with the crowd, posing for pictures, and talking with guests about his designs. Models dressed in Neitzel’s collection were presented on pedestals so that guest sipping on a cocktail or nibbling on an hors d’oeuvre from FIG could get a closer look.
Neitzel’s pieces are rich in detail and dark decadence, and seeing them on Charleston models was a treat. When I left the party, Sully Sullivan was photographing happy guests dancing to the live DJ and ladies were leaving with their new purchases from Neitzel’s collection. I would say it was a good night for all involved.