Saturday, October 17, 2015

DR. MARTENS X MARK WIGAN

"Paris has Toulouse Lautrec, London's got Wigan. That's the nom de nib of Mr. Mark Williams -an artist who poser packed drawings immortalise the murky menagerie of late night hipsterdom"
- NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS

You would already know what to expect from this collaboration between Dr. Martens and Mark Wigan from this statement alone.
Mark Wigan is one of the UK's most influential graphic artists.He creates social and cultural hieroglyphs for our time. His vivid landscapes team with schematic figures, neon skeletons, boss eyes, wiggy antenna, plants, totemic forms and Jungian ark of hybrid creatures which form intricate patterns within a techni-colour chaos of paint.
For AW15, Dr. Martens have collaborated with Wigan to create a collection including both footwear and accessories. They wanted to work with Mark due to his unique take on club and youth culture, depicting diversity, fashion, music and the cultural melting pot which has always celebrated self-expression, style and identity which is as relevant now as it was back in the day and rings true to the values if the brand. Mark Stands for "Drawing Inspiration from Music".
The collection includes 6 footwear styles in three different prints and a nylon backpack. For both the white and black Buffalo style Padded Collar 6-Eye Boot and the 3-Eye 8053 Shoe, Wigan has created prints exclusively to Dr. Martens. These unisex styles carry his signature on each tongue and an array of unique graphics. 'In Full Global Effect' is printed on the quarter panel of the boot, which neatly summarises Wigan's fascination with the colourful world of clubs and night-life.
For the 8-Eye Core Print Pascal Boot and Core print 1461 3-Eye Shoe, a segment of one of Wigan's original paintings from a Soho nightclub in the 1980s has been printed on the new Multi Kaboom Softy T leather. Wigan intended the brash detail of his art to disorientate clubbers with its hectic, neon patterns.
For 'Party People' 8 eye boot and 3 eye shoe black and white line drawing feature high profile characters from the Wag Club in the 1980s, such as Vivienne Westwood, Andy Warhol, Stephen Jones, Lee Bowery and Steve Strange has been applied to Softy T-Leather. Reminiscent of Buffalo style's monochrome fascination but also of alternative graphic novels and cartoon culture.
To know more about the Dr. Martens x Mark Wigan collaboration and its availability in the Philippines, Like Dr. Martens Philippines on Facebook and follow @drmartensph on Instagram.

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