Logan Neitzel – Spring 2012 Review – Rock & Recluse

September 13, 2011 12:40 pm

story by Sia-Alika Battle
photos by Aeric Meredith-Goujon
editing assistant Sierra Baskind

Logan Neitzel continues to refine his vision with his “Recluse Collection,” the Spring 2012 ready-to-wear. Past collections have mixed leathers, feathers, silks and wools, and the mix of textures continues with the addition of macramé and burnt-out silk dresses. “Confident, artistic, not afraid to take risks,” that is how Logan describes the women that inspired the Recluse style, and how many would describe the designer himself.

A leather black dress featured both ruching and burnouts, to make a look that was tailored and edgy; this could describe the collection as a whole. Macramé dresses go from the red carpet to a rock concert. Peach Shorts go from garden party to gallery opening. Logan Neitzel has created looks that downtown girls will covet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • http://louchelab.etsy.com Aya Rosen

    Cool, we just shot the girl in the thumbnail of this article for one of the mdacycle editorial! 

  • http://louchelab.etsy.com Aya Rosen

    Cool, we just shot the girl in the thumbnail of this article for one of the mdacycle editorial! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ravenous-Raven/100002939118787 Ravenous Raven

    Recluse is to hide away correct what is his retreat from?????????????

  • http://twitter.com/modacycle_cb Charles Beckwith

    I’m not certain, but it may be referring to the Brown Recluse spider. Very dangerous.

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