2 April 2010

Dr. Martens: First Look Part 2

Continuing on from my previous post is a first look at the new releases from the Dr. Martens womens collection. Along with the familiar favourites there were a number of new and exciting materials and finishes. I have to admit that I actually enjoyed the womens collection slightly more than the mens. That being said however, I think quite a few of the designs could be comfortably worn by men (well, provided you can squeeze into a UK9 or smaller).


The first line up was a display of impressive glossy surfaces, which, as many of you know, I am more than somewhat partial to. There were also a number of interesting textures which seemed to call out for fingertips to trace across.


Alongside the smooth patent offerings were a number of floral relief designs, which although perhaps subtle in reproduction stood out nicely in person. I liked the fact that the designs were in relief as opposed to embossed, and that the floral design was so delicate against the strong design of the boot. I think that is perhaps what I enjoy most about the boots within the womens collection by Dr. Martens, in that there is usually a wonderful juxtaposition of design elements, of gentle and strong, that create quite the statement.


I do love anything shiny, and these metallics with their warming luster were certainly alluring. There is also something about how the metallic-finish leather creases and the way the light plays off of it that is quite unique and attractive. I would actually gladly wear a pair of the gold boots (although I still want a pair of the lower profile metallic Dr. Martens x Raf Simons boots).


U**s eat your heart out. On the far left is a real pelt shearling boot, with double layered offerings alongside it. Luxury, warmth, comfort...and not necessarily a direction I would have expected from Dr. Martens, the surprise of which I really liked. Although I have to admit that I like the darker brown of the imitation versions slightly more than the natural tan.


YUM.

That is all.

(I am secretly hoping for a Dr. Martens x Liberty collaboration in the near future)


As much as I love my florals (which is quite a lot), when I first looked around the room of both the mens and womens releases, I was actually drawn immediately to these flocked polka dot designs. Although they may technically be a design for women, these were my favourite by far. They had a fun and funky, slightly Comme des Garçons, feel about them that just made me smile.

Clothes are about feeling (and looking) good. If they make you happy that is all that matters.

Currently playing: Cudi Zone - Kid Cudi

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17 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I'm DROOLING! Especially over the polka dot ones.

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  2. that's it. must have floral boots!

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  3. OOOOh I really like the black floral ones..well they look black, the ones beside the brown..

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  4. the floral relief designs are freaking amazing! i like that bright blue color. lovely!

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  5. I'd say Clash of the titan was an ok movie. Not ALL that awesome ! haha.
    Happy Easter to you

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  6. I have been DYING TO own those floral printed ones since a bajillion months!

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  7. oh my goodness. I'd be happy to wear these for the rest of my life.

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  8. those shoes rock! They'd look nice in an Easter Basket :)

    http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

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  9. Those are some amazing details!

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  10. Even though there supposedly 'womens' I would indeed wear the light brown floral boots.

    And, of course, no questions regarding the dark brown shearling lined boot. I already feel warm and comfortable just looking at them.

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  11. OMG, the detailing of the Docs are making me reconsider incorporating them into my wardrobe. Thanks for sharing

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  12. These are all so awesome. I have a pair of floral docs myself, and I'm looking to get some more!

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  13. so much eye candy, I can't even imagine

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  14. I totally agree, those polkadot ones are awesome. I want them so bad now!

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  15. I will be looking for the floral textured pair, wow!

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  16. awww i really looove the white and blue floral ones (not the relief ones)
    do you know if they sell them in canada?
    i havent seen them on nay but the uk site
    not even the american site yikes

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  17. Liberty print Dr Marten's launch next month :)

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