Dr. Martens Turns Wil­liam Blake Into Wear­able Art

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Dr. Martens’ iconic shoes are pre­sented in a new light by show­cas­ing the provoca­tive art­work of English pain­ter Wil­liam Blake. In a state­ment the brand says, “A mis­un­der­stood vi­sion­ary, Wil­liam Blake em­bod­ies the spirit of a Dr. Martens wearer – re­bel­lious, free-think­ing and creative – mak­ing him the per­fect part­ner for a lim­ited edi­tion col­lec­tion, part of an on­go­ing part­ner­ship with Tate Bri­tain.”

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Bri­tish art mu­seum Tate Bri­tain, th­ese new Dr. Martens bring forth the clas­sic works of Blake on sev­eral dif­fer­ent pieces. In ad­di­tion to the two pairs of shoes, the cap­sule also in­cludes a leather satchel, back­pack, and two shirts.

The first-ever Dr. Martens model, the 8-eye boot, dons the Wil­liam Blake piece “Satan Smit­ing Job with Sore Boils c. 1826”. Its coun­ter­part, the 3-eye ox­ford shoe takes on Blake’s work “House of Death c. 1795”.

The en­tire Wil­liam Blake is avail­able in stores and on dr­martens.com.

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