Japanese streetwear label BAPE may have just launched in January, but Belgian designer Raf Simons is back again, unveiling his personal interpretation of Dr. Martens’ Original 1460 boots. This reinterpretation is part of Dr. Martens’ 60th anniversary celebrations for its iconic boots, where 12 world-renowned designers and labels have been enlisted to create limited edition versions of the streetwear staple. These boots will be presented at a rate of one drop per month throughout 2020, with Simons being second in line.
The decision to call on Raf Simons did not just happen randomly — the Belgian designer has regularly collaborated with Dr. Martens for more than a decade, so it was natural that he should participate in celebrations for 60 years of the Original 1460s.
In a punk rock-inspired design, which reflects his anti-conformist spirit as well as the Dr. Martens brand heritage, Simons has adorned the smooth leather uppers of the 1460s with nickel rings, and an embossed Dr. Martens x Raf Simons logo.
The limited edition model will be available from tomorrow (February 22) in selected stores and online.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Singapore.