Critics Covet Wang’s Mink Shades, Pass on Tam’s ‘Weighed Down’ Frocks

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From left: Altuzarra, Derek Lam, Vivienne Tam Photo: Imaxtree

The runway reviews continue to roll in, and today's are largely glowing. The critics were impressed by retail-savvy puffy jackets and ponchos at both Altuzarra and Alexander Wang. Preen took a widely admired crafty turn with knits and vibrant geometric prints, while Derek Lam's finale of Grecian gowns wowed. On the flip side, Vivienne Tam's Orient-inspired collection felt overwrought for some. Click ahead for the latest reviews.

THE HITS:
Altuzarra
• "[T]his was a 180 from the daring cone-busted sheaths and hyper-precise tailoring of his last collection. And his interest in coats—there was one great example after another—will make him very popular with retailers. Girls are going to be thinking quite hard indeed about how to get these clothes into their closets." [Style.com]

See Vivienne Tam's Complete Fall 2011 Collection