Inspirations ranged from Victorian England to the Old West on the fall runways. Classic silhouettes took on a modern look with transparent mesh, shots of color, clever closures and covered platforms. Button-up boots were revived at Betsey Johnson and Peter Som, while Cynthia Rowley, L.A.M.B. and Marc by Marc Jacobs showed tie-up versions. Even pumps turned back the clock, as higher vamps replaced low-cut styles.