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Step out in style

Eryn_Behan_headshotPlay around with heel heights this season from the super heights of skyscraper silletos or the stacked-up platforms, down to the humble ankle boot or modest mary-jane styles.

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.

The Autumn Winter 11/12 Runway collections from the big four cities further highlighted for another season the need for the consumer to be be more creative with their statement accessories. And what better way to make a statement than with fabulous footwear.

There were a couple of standout footwear collections that will inspire the market. The new trompe l’oeil shoe/boot looks fresh and exciting especially with a twist of 1940s styling teamed with 1970s-style moonboots to keep the look from becoming too pastiche.

Patent leather and Perspex-heeled winter sandals were worn with patterned socks – offering a ‘2 in 1’ feel, these are bound to be a big favourite with fashion stylists.

However my personal favourite the super duper high heels and platforms set to continue to be the key footwear item for the AW 11/12 season.

And for those who prefer to stay a little closer to the ground, very prominent on the Runway (and sure to make it to the hight street for a commercial take) are lower boxy heels as seen in the Jonathan Saunders and Prada collections.

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