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Friday, October 24th 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.


We’re nearly finished learning our fall fashion ABCs, and will wrap up our education with Z: Zippers, an embellishment that emphasizes form over function and lends a look a little rocker edge.

Exposed zippers have been popping up this season on dresses, tops, and leggings, but here we’ll take a look at a simple way to inject the trend into any ensemble: accessories. Alexander Wang’s got the look all zipped up with a tough-edged leather clutch, and Luc Kieffer unexpectedly sets a zipper in a resin bangle (pictured above) and ring. Zippers make an otherwise understated boot really pop, whether they’re a flash of neon (Emilio Pucci’s High Heel Bootie, pictured), asymmetrical (Modern Vintage’s Aisha Wedge Boot, pictured), or extend from the bottom of the heel all the way to the top of the boot (Sergio Rossi’s Zipped Over the Knee Boot).


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