Doc Martens Collaborates With Liberty Of London
Two iconic British designers come together for one epic collaboration, Dr. Martens x Liberty Of London. Of course, the retro-grunge look of Doc Martens combined with the vintage flower-girl 60s feel of Liberty of London prints makes for a perfectly vintage shoe that pairs well with floaty dresses and gauzy peasant tops .
Doc Martens were originally designed as military boots, the creator needed something comfortable for his injured foot, and standard issue boots weren’t doing their job. The first pair of Dr. Martens sold in 1960, and since then they have been a staple in wardrobes around the world. They have been worn religiously by a multitude of “groups”. Today, Doc Marten shoes are not only made with leather, but there are also vegan-friendly alternatives .
Liberty of London is an upscale department store that was founded in 1875. It is a well-established source of fashion and well respected around the world. Their designs are known for Art Nouveau style and vintage floral prints. Liberty frequently pairs up with famous companies, such as Target and Nike. These collaborations bring the famous British company to North America through unique concepts .
The collaboration between Dr. Martens and Liberty of London shouldn’t come as a surprise. They are a match made in heaven. The rough-around-the-edge feel of Doc’s, plus the dainty patterns of Liberty provide a vintage but tough feel for women and men.
But what would such an odd patter and style match? With fashion, matching doesn’t exist. It’s more about pairing combinations that are aesthetically pleasing. A short dress with a solid print would look perfectly summery with these boots. Jeans and a top would also work just as well. A favorite style of many is to dress up elegantly and plop on a pair of untied Doc Martens. These sweet floral prints just make everything so much lovelier .
The best part is that these prints are reminiscent of truly vintage prints. The “Strawberry Thief” shoes come from an 1883 original design by William Morris. Flowers and birds make the eclectic print. “Martens Flower” is a revamped design that is from the 1930s. There are other prints in the collection that also draw from floral prints reigning from the early 1900s, 50s and 60s. Vintage shoes can be smelly and hard to obtain in good quality, but a brand new pair of Doc Martens x Liberty of London is like having the vintage without the feet smell .
Liberty of London certainly makes a brilliant shoe even better. You can easily pair vintage with modern effortlessly with this new collection, there’s no doubt that it will be well-received and loved by all fashion devotees.
This brand new collection was announced April 15th, and it will be officially released May 1st. If it is anything like previous collaborations, then you better be prepared to buy the day of release. High-profile collaborations sell out fast, and these shoes quickly become a lusted after collector item. Expect each pair of 8-hole boots to be a bit pricier than the standard pricing, and flat 3-hole shoes to be cheaper than 8-holes. Additionally, this collection includes adorable leather satchels.