Trend tracker: Rihanna and Madonna are making Alexander Wang's '90s goth boots happen

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Pop impresarios and style stalwarts Rihanna and Madonna have already been spotted wearing Alexander Wang's Fall 2015 '90s platform goth combat boots, and it's a sure-tell sign we'll soon all be pounding the concrete in these heavily-studded clod-hoppers.

Clomp! Clomp! Clomp! That's the sound of a fashion trend coming your way.

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I know, I know: Just last week we included the pair in a gallery of the most "ugly-pretty" fall 2015 footwear offerings, but Madge and RiRi have really demonstrated their versatility and charm. For a pared-down look, take a cue from Bad Gal and style them simply with a pair of dark leggings, an oversized "Kanye" bomber jacket, a nondescript sweatshirt, and dark sunglasses. The look is one part "Hot Topic mallrat", one part "incognito Brunch ensemble".

Off to a more decadent affair? Try the Material Girl's approach: toughen up a prim skirt silhouette with leather, fur (preferably fake), and plenty of fishnet stockings. The bulkiness of the shoe will make an otherwise overdone lewk a little more chill, a little more unexpected.

No matter how you wear them, though, these boots are bound to stomp all over footwear trends next season.

Marjon Carlos is a style and culture writer for Fusion who boasts a strong turtleneck game and opinions on the subjects of fashion, gender, race, pop culture, and men's footwear.

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