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Wednesday, October 22nd 2008

elle.com a to zee: best of fall

Inspired by Elle Creative Director Joe Zee’s 26 favorite fall trends, we’re bringing you a great trend every day, from A to Z.

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The Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, Taipei 101: all proof that it’s in humankind’s genes to keep building higher and higher. This tendency showed itself on fall’s runways in the form of X: Xtreme Height, sky-high heels and over-the-knee boots that take us to new extremes.

The best way to boost a heel is with a platform, and fall’s new crop brings in colorblocking (Berny Demore’s Solis Platform Bootie) and innovative details (like the lace-up back of Alexandra Neel’s Androgyne Platform Pump, pictured above). Over-the-knee boots take a more minimalist route, with Joie and Alexandra Neel (pictured) offering unadorned, simply chic suede numbers. Sleek leather is accented with a back buckle in Calvin Klein’s Laverne Flat Boot (pictured), and a toe-to-top zipper gives Tashkent by Cheyenne’s Jack Flat Boot a divine edge.

Boost your fall fashion IQ and check back tomorrow for Y: Yarn Knit.

--Tonya

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