Nov 30, 2022
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Dr Martens launches boot and bag Hokusai collab with The Met

Nov 30, 2022

The latest collab from Dr Martens isn’t with a designer label, it’s with the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji series.

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It comes as fashion and art are increasingly moving closer together. Collabs such as this — which might not have been thought possible not so many years ago — are happening more and more often.

Dr Martens said that “Hokusai’s work transcended class structures and geographical borders — defied elitism and engaged the masses. This collection pays homage to his famous work on a new canvas — the Dr Martens silhouettes that broke the mould”. 

Dropping on Wednesday, the brand’s first link-up with The Met is described as “a tribute to the enduring energy and inspiration of Hokusai’s work — with our Original Icons offering a new canvas”.

The Met 1460 boot is printed with the artist’s best-known image, ’The Great Wave’ and pays homage to the world’s most recognisable piece of Japanese art. 

It’s made from Masterpiece, a coated leather with a fine grain texture designed to imitate a canvas. And the boot is also detailed with antique gold eyelets and tonal laces with antique gold tips.

Meanwhile, The Met 1461 shoe uses the same grained leather and is printed with another image from the artist’s Mount Fuji series. ‘Fuji from Gotenyama at Shinagawa on the Tokaido’ shows a crowd gathered together for a picnic under the cherry blossom at Gotenyama. The shoe also features tonal laces with antique gold detailing and is finished with the label’s signature yellow welt stitching.

The collection also includes a backpack made from Masterpiece leather and printed with ‘The Great Wave’.

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