DR. Martens X Rick Owen

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The American high fashion designer Rick Owens is back with another collaboration. Last year it was Veja, earlier this year it was Converse, now it’s Rick Owens X Dr Martens – a recently released combat style boot named the 1460 Bex, a shoe rooted in memories of Owens youth.

“After more than 60 years of Dr Martens and almost 30 years of Rick Owens, we’re finally uniting. Renowned for eccentric, architectural garments, Rick Owens’ sharp ascent to fame in the early 90s coincided with DM’s own grunge renaissance. An era when fashion was flannel, florals and non-conformity, both our brands’ wearers and die-hard following overlapped more often than they didn’t.” – www.drmartens.com

“When I was a teen I saw them on all the guys flying through the air at the shows I went to then… Fear… Black Flag… The Screamers… Alien Sex Fiend. Dr Martens became a symbol of a raw and sweaty vitality that I thought I might be able to pull off… and for a minute, I think I did,” he said of the design. “Coming full circle to partner with Dr Martens 40 years later leads me to lacing them with pearl-coloured cotton laces in a geometric pattern that I use often as a symbol of our eternal collective search for rational order; signs of hope and an affectionate blessing on the perpetual recklessness of youth.” He explained.

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