Balenciaga’s pointy toe booties with black-and-white paisley ankle band and stiletto heel made a serious statement at the Paris collections.
Christian Louboutin’s laser-cut mid-calf boot with snakeskin, studs and fur showcases a clever use of luxury materials.
Miu Miu RTW Fall 2011
Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2011
Kirkwood’s hand-embroidered signature bootie.
Alexander McQueen RTW Fall 2011
Pierre Hardy’s collaged black-on- black peep-toe ankle boots illustrate the richness that can come from mixing materials.
Nina Ricci’s satin corset ankle boots with fur collar and sculpted platform prove there are still new ways to reimagine the platform look.
Charlotte Olympiia’s suede oxford with paisley appliqués and tasseled laces — inspired by agatha Christie — is a cheeky-yet-wearable work of art.
Lanvin’s covered platform pumps pair a feminine flower embellishment with a chunky ankle strap for a modern balance.
Chanel RTW Fall 2011
Tabitha Simmons’ ankle-strap sandals with rear corset lacing get a glamorous boost from shiny silk, which is hand-embroidered by a tie maker.
CHLOÉ’s black patent pumps with ribbon T-strap are as overtly feminine as it gets, dressed up with an oversized bow.
Maison Martin Margiela’s over-the-knee boots with mesh overlay and wooden sculpted instep are a sophisticated update on fishnet stockings.
Céline’s two-tone slip-on heels are notable for their graphic color-blocking and sleek lines, a smart rendition of the season’s popular loafers.
Valentino RTW Fall 2011
RaphaeL Young’s suede and pony-hair ankle-strap peep-toe with metal carved heel is a sleek, modern take on the ladylike trend for fall.
Chrissie Morris’ suede, silk and snakeskin cut-away bootie exhibits the richness of luxe mixed materials for a unique artistic creation.
Yves Saint Laurent fall ‘11