Critics Laud Altuzarra’s Evolution, Criticize Prabal Gurung’s Excess

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Looks from Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, and Prabal Gurung Photo: Imaxtree

The critics have weighed in on the latest batch of spring shows. They adored Alexander Wang's athletic-inspired looks and Altuzarra's about-face from fall to spring. Monique Lhuillier and Lacoste both harnessed some serious sex appeal. Meanwhile, Prabal Gurung's flashy collection left more than one reviewer yearning for simplicity. Click ahead for more.

THE HITS:
Alexander Wang
• "Wang's ideas yielded a whole lot of great merch…[He has a] distinct designer finesse…There was little you couldn't see hanging on a rack, walking down the street. And that's a good thing." [Style.com]

• "He really didn't mess around this season…In my view, the best thing he did were loose, semi-transparent mini dresses that seemed based on athletic jerseys." [NYT/On the Runway]

• "This was cool warrior gal chic at its best [infused] with a courtly sensibility…militant yet feminine at the same time." [Fashion Wire Daily]

See the Full Lacoste Spring 2012 Collection.