Simple, low-key factory footwear was highly appealing to early skinheads and it is this fact that provides the style inspiration for many styles in the Autumn Winter Reinvented Collection: the ultimate example of youth culture championing working-class style.
Classic Loafer shoes is 60 and 70s skinheads’ fashion icon. For the 2014 Autumn Winter collection, Dr. Martens uses it’s signature cherry red, yellow and green leather, together with it’s fine stitching detail brings a new interpretation of the classic loafers and 1460 Loafer shoes. It is an unconventional attempt that brings colors to a dreary winter.
Accompanied by Dr. Martens iconic yellow dotted line, the classic black and cherry red QUARD RETRO MARLIE LOAFER looks even more stylish. To retain the skinheads’ favorite subculture, CORE APPLIQUÉ STRIEBER LOAFER uses smooth black leather, with the decorative silver buckles, retro yet stylish.
The women’s collection offers a different aesthetic this season. The Elphie Ghillie Pump originated in Celtic traditional dance, but has since become a modern fashion style. This new style is based on an archive photograph of Dr. Klaus Martens fitting a women’s shoe in the 1950s that was found in the brand’s heritage Museum in Northampton.
Placed on a modern, pointed last, the style is available in classic polished smooth leather, either off white or black. In addition, the lace-up design features on SIANO presents the old campus style.
The lace-up design also penetrated on 6-eye MOLLY shoes and HOLLY platform shoes. Suede design coupled with ribbon laces brings a stark contrast to the two materials.
The Dr. Martens Autumn Winter 2014 Collection will be available to purchase from September, 1st.