Dr. Martens and Marc Jacobs are back at it again. To fete its 60th anniversary, the British shoe brand is partnering with a different designer each month of 2020 to rework its classic 1460 boot. This month’s drop will be designed by Jacobs. Previous collaborators include BAPE, Raf Simons, Babylon x Beams and Yohji Yamamoto.
“Dr. Martens has long been a symbol of individuality and counterculture,” said Marc Jacobs in a statement, adding that his brand is united with Dr. Martens when it comes to themes of “authenticity and having your voice heard.”
Jacobs has a long history with Dr. Martens: in his now-iconic 1993 collection for Perry Ellis, which brought grunge into the fashion world, models walked down the runway in Dr. Marten boots. In 2018, they revisited the collection with a limited-edition drop.
The 1460 Marc Jacobs boot has a vegan heel and upper and is wrapped with antique gold trinkets, including a lock and key, dice, hearts, whistles, which are a common theme across Jacobs’ collections, including on the cap for his latest fragrance, Perfect. “It was impulsive and instinctive,” Jacobs told us of his approach to designing. “You know, a love for old things and a love for new things and mixing them or taking them out of context.”
The boot will be available for a limited time as of September 26 both online and in select stores.
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