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Eryn Behan

Eryn Behan

Equestrian influences, fringing and sports styling were the key shoe trends from the AW 10/11 runways, as Ginger Trend Consulting for Mudpie reports.

Eryn Behan is director of Ginger Trend Consulting, the exclusive agent for UK trend forecaster Mudpie and its online platform MPDClick, and a provider of fashion forecast services and consumer insight trends to the fashion and interior design industries throughout Australasia.

Boots were the key trend seen on the men’s global runways for the autumn winter 10/11 season. These were presented in a range of styles, including equestrian inspired riding boots shown by leading luxury designers Dsquared and Etro, whose use of panelling and leather versus fabric styles made for smart yet practical shapes.

Also drawing on the equestrian inspiration were brogue lace ups, with Salvatore Ferragamo’s interpretation in deep burgundy a must-see.

Fringing prevailed as a key detail for smart shoes, while contrasting fabric and worn out effect trainers stood out in the sportswear sector. Check out Cipo & Baxx and Vivienne Westwood, Ginger Trend Consulting’s number one picks for leading the sports footwear trends this season.

For a concise overview of the latest footwear trends and shapes visit www.mpdclick.com and register for a free trial.

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