The 2 Most Buzzed About Shows From Day 4 Of New York Fashion Week

Report Card is unofficially officially calling day four of New York Fashion Week opposites day. The two shows critics had the most to say about were DVF, where it was even more than a party than usual, and Victoria Beckham, where the erstwhile Posh Spice sent out looks exactly unlike those she wore in the nineties.
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Report Card is unofficially officially calling day four of New York Fashion Week opposites day. The two shows critics had the most to say about were DVF, where it was even more than a party than usual, and Victoria Beckham, where the erstwhile Posh Spice sent out looks exactly unlike those she wore in the nineties.
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Report Card is unofficially officially calling day four of New York Fashion Week opposites day. The two shows critics had the most to say about were DVF, where it was even more than a party than usual, and Victoria Beckham, where the erstwhile Posh Spice sent out looks exactly unlike those she wore in the nineties.

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Diane Von Furstenberg Designer: Diane Von Furstenberg

  • "Long, fluid dresses with bold prints--snakes, lions, zebra, jungle--made their way down the catwalk before Von Furstenberg herself did a little dance as she appeared at the end." [AFP]
  • "Back to basics, DVF-style, which means jet-set glamor to the max." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "Diane Von Furstenberg's spring 2014 show opened and closed with a bang, in the forms of Karen Elson and Naomi Campbell, respectively." [The Cut/New York Magazine]
  • "And though we had every reason to be in a terrible mood, we actually found ourselves bopping our heads along, and really liking Ms. von Furstenberg’s spring collection." [On The Runway/The New York Times]
  • "The motto at Diane von Furstenberg Spring '14: 'Be your own oasis.' If you're wondering what it means, show closer Naomi Campbell could fill you in." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "DVF delivered a solid ten minutes or so of fun." [Style.com]
  • "She turned her packed show into a live New York affirmation of everything her clothes have always been about—summery seventies disco-dressing, a lifestyle vibe she’s triumphally transitioned into popular twenty-first-century brand relevance without missing a beat." [Vogue.com]
  • "A wardrobe for a series of glamorous holiday hot spots." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "Exuded upbeat energy." [WWD]

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Victoria Beckham Designer: Victoria Beckham

  • "Beckham still loves delicate pleats--which poked out in tennis white from underneath flirty asymmetrical mini-skirts--and belted body-hugging dresses." [AFP]
  • "It was also nice to see her loosen her grip on strict minimalism, branch out and have a little more fun." [All The Rage/

    Los Angeles Times]

  • "The tight ship Victoria Beckham seems to run at fashion week allowed her collection to sail smoothly down the runway." [AP]
  • "The clothes at Victoria Beckham mirrored the designer's personal style. Sleek and minimalist." [The Cut/New York Magazine]
  • "Loose hem-lines, closed-toe Manolo Blahnik mules, and tight black headbands. Victoria Beckham seemingly transformed her original aesthetic this season, skipping out on the typical skin-tight, pencil skirt dresses and brighter colors seen on her past runways." [The Daily Beast]
  • "She veered between the pragmatically girlish and the guy-inspired." [The Daily Telegraph]
  • "this was the first jetlag-worthy show on the packed NYFW calendar. All the well-heeled fans and onlookers were there to find out what Beckham would do next. The answer: shape!" [ELLEuk.com]
  • "Ease was the abiding theme of the day with flirty frill edged tops layered over trousers and matched with curve cut jackets--an aesthetic the designer described as, 'a feminine wave.'" [Grazia Daily]
  • "The opening look of any fashion show serves as a declaration of intent. For spring/summer 2014, Victoria Beckham's collection was all about the trouser." [The Guardian]
  • "Ms. Beckham rewarded us with one of her best collections, which she described as a sort of boy-meets-girl affair." [On The Runway/The New York Times]
  • "In a progression that seems almost effortless, Victoria Beckham continued her development as a designer this season with a collection that felt like precisely the right evolutionary step for the mother of four." [NOWFASHION]
  • "Just in time for the US Open finals, Victoria Beckham sent out a crisp collection with tennis-inspired touches." [POPSUGAR Fashion]
  • "It was the boyish tailoring of the cropped pants and the boxy tunics and vests that pushed the Victoria Beckham story forward." [Style.com]
  • "Victoria Beckham has been thinking about the nineties—but not quite the decade as she famously lived it herself as a Spice Girl. 'Ah, no,' she said backstage, after she wiped away tears, hugged her husband, parents, and two-year-old baby daughter Harper: 'I was in . . . costume!' But now, here she is today, distilling, feminizing, and updating the aesthetics of the minimalist-conceptualist-edgy nineties." [Vogue.com]
  • "In short, Beckham lightened up." [Vogue.com UK]
  • "Minutes before her spring show, Victoria Beckham was the picture of calm backstage. Her relaxed demeanor extended to her charming collection, steeped in an easy attitude and what she called a 'boyish-girlish--as opposed to mannish' sense of gender play." [WWD]