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September 18, 2012 at 07:47 PM EDT

But what I really want to do is design…

Whether they’re looking for a new career path, waiting for the next big movie role to come along, or just have a passion for fashion, stars are launching their own labels left and right.

What happens when they put their creations on display for editors, buyers and industry critics? Click through the gallery to read the reviews of the five most buzzed-about celebrity collections at New York Fashion Week and vote for your favorite in our PopStyle poll.

Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham

She built her brand on the appeal of her own edgy look, but Beckham’s latest collection moved beyond the body-conscious.

“She broadened her range with some [dresses] that skewed casual, including trompe l’oeil charmers that feigned separates,” Women’s Wear Daily said of the minimalist line. “Beckham still offered plenty of the alluring curvature that she’s made her own and that her customer loves.”

“With a graphic, clean, and focused collection that introduced new proportions and elements to her characteristic body-conscious line, Victoria Beckham continues to grow her brand with quiet assurance and intelligence,” Vogue‘s Hamish Bowles wrote. “Paired with Stephen Jones’ slouchy black felt scarecrow hats, and mannish flats designed with Manolo Blahnik, [bias-cut midi skirts] signaled a refreshing new direction for the designer.”

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