Critics Adore DVF’s Painterly Prints, Disagree on Tommy Hilfiger’s ‘Pop Prep’ Kaftans

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Looks from DVF, Tommy Hilfiger, and Suno. Photo: Imaxtree

The critics disagreed on the success of the weekend's shows. Tommy Hilfiger's "Pop Prep" collection wowed some with its originality, while others winced at the mash-up of colors and patterns. Likewise, they disagreed on the effect of thick grosgrain straps on evening dresses at Victoria Beckham and the subdued prints at Suno. See the full report below.

THE HITS:
Diane von Furstenberg
• “[The collection] recalled Warhol paintings and Scandinavian textiles … [T]wo brown tweed dresses ... suggested that Ms. Von Furstenberg, if she had to, could make a burlap sack look good.” [On the Runway/NYT]

• “Her prints, which were legion, were positively exuberant … The variety of pattern was remarkable, if not a bit overwhelming … something-for-everyone diversity is this designer's strength.” [Style.com]

• “The collection had an evolutionary feel … The lovely thing about the designer's work is that it's as appropriate for a young, cavalier doyenne as it is for a more mature customer.” [Vogue UK]

See the Full Spring 2012 Christian Siriano Collection.