DR. MARTENS X RICK OWENS
DR. MARTENS TEAMS UP WITH BRUTALIST-GRUNGE ICON RICK OWENS FOR AN EXPLOSIVE TWO-PART COLLABORATION
Dr. Martens are partnering up with the sartorially radical Rick Owens. Known for his post-apocalyptic reimagination of brutalist fashion, his designs defy convention and challenge physics. And now, after more than 60 years of Dr. Martens and almost 30 years of Rick Owens, we’re finally uniting for one of our boldest collaborations to date. And it’s long overdue.
Launching as a two-part collaboration in March and May, the collection is an exploration of Rick Owens’ dark, underground aesthetic applied to a classic DM’s silhouette. Subverting our 1460 Bex platform sole boot, which rose to notoriety in the 90s, our March drop is bound with the designer’s signature dramatic lacing system and loud with both brand’s philosophy for championing the alternative.
Renowned for eccentric, architectural garments, 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.
And our latest collaboration is no exception. Owens’ enthusiasm for dark-glam drapery and polished brutalism sees our 1460 Bex boot wrapped with Rick Owen’s trademark lacing system. Coming in a Black Smooth leather and complete with an additional pair of black laces, dual-branded sock liner and taupe heel loop. Sitting on a double- height Bex sole, the boot is finished with Taupe and Yellow double welt stitching on the Black 1460 Bex DS.
Available from 20.03.21 at drmartens.com/collaborations/rick-owens and select partners.