Dr. Martens Turns William Blake Into Wearable Art
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.