This new collaboration between Dr Martens and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is as iconic as it gets. The shoe brand, known for its punk-rock boots and creepers, has teamed up with The Met to pay homage to renowned Japanese ukiyo-e (woodblock) artist Katsushika Hokusai and his signature Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji series.
The new collection consists of three pieces – two pairs of shoes and a roomy backpack – covered in Hokusai's famous ukiyo-e prints. Produced between 1830 and 1832, Hokusai’s Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji woodblock prints depict various landscapes, including 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa'.
The Met 1460 boots (¥27,500; pictured top) have the iconic Dr Martens silhouette printed with 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa', Hokusai’s most recognisable print. The boots are crafted from coated leather and feature antique gold eyelets and cream-coloured laces with matching gold tips.
Then there's the Met 1461 shoes (¥24,200), which are adorned with 'Fuji from Gotenyama at Shinagawa on the Tokaido'. The idyllic print features beautiful springtime scenery of cherry blossoms.
Lastly, the collection includes The Met backpack (¥35,200) made from leather and printed with The Great Wave image. Details include antique gold hardware, magnetic fastening and Kiev leather straps and handles.
The new collection is available worldwide from Saturday November 26 through the Dr Martens online store.
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