Recently I have had a wardrobe revelation. I have stopped buying for the sake of buying and begun to think more carefully about my purchases and about how long they will last. Along with this change of mindset, I have become aware of certain companies that meet my new found means, and I now like to keep my eye on. These companies tend to have unique and individual ideals, but they also listen intently to the mumble of the fashion world so they are in-keeping with the times.
Dr. Martens is one of those companies; purveyors of quality British footwear.
A sneak-peak of next year’s collection has come courtesy of the Bread & Butter fashion trade show, which has just finished in Berlin. It seems Dr. Martens have experimented with camouflage, dog-tooth and even tie-die when it comes to pattern – and have been just as bold in terms of colour, with oil-esque and metallic tints appearing in amongst the more traditional finishes. Studs and spikes, popularised in recent years by Louboutin et al, have also been used for texture and detail.
However, whilst the eye-catching appearances of the collection will no doubt be the main focal point, it should also be mentioned that little else has changed. I am pleased to say that the solid materials, precise stitching and overall quality of the products has not been compromised. With the current mumble being positive, I’m sure you’ll agree that from the pictures, 2013 is already looking promising.
Looking good isn’t important, it’s everything.