From CHERYL LU-LIEN TAN article in the WSJ. High-end labels such as Louis Vuitton and Fendi have trotted out platform shoes with striking, architectural heels. This $795 futuristic Chanel wedge comes with a seethrough cutout on its heel. Metallics are a big trend this season, and retailers are encouraging women to wear the trend in accessories such as this Christian Louboutin $710 gold slingback. Shiny patent leather, which plays into the futuristic theme designers are pushing, is ubiquitous as well. Sigerson Morrison's $395 patent leather ballet flats have baubles for extra shine.