Rick Owens & Dr. Martens Made Corsets For Your Calves

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Brand: Rick Owens x Dr. Martens

Season: Fall/Winter 2022

Model: Dr. Martens 1460 and 1918

Buy: Online at Dr. Martens’ website

Release Date: October 14, 2022

Editor’s Notes: Rick Owens and Dr. Martens are back at it. The two brands, a natural couple thanks to their roots in style subcultures, are set to release a two-part collaboration for FW22 that references Owens’ own wardrobe as a teen.

Riffing on Dr. Martens’ ankle-height 1460 and calf-height 1918, Owens reflects on the sartorial awakening he experienced in his youth. “I saw how a tightly laced ankle leading to a broad, solidly planted food had a simple, modest, industrial masculinity — almost like a corset between a muscled calf and a sturdy foot that acted as a stoic ballast,” he said in a press release.

“[Dr. Martens] exemplified this best. I saw them on all the guys flying through the air at the shows I went to then… Dr. Martens became a symbol of a raw and sweaty vitality that I thought I might be able to pull off.”

In black leather, the 1460 is laced in the same geometric pattern Owens employed in his previous Dr. Martens collaboration (and continues to employ in his namesake collection). The 1918, a more dramatic silhouette, is rendered in off-white ponyhair, a material Owens often experiments with — remember those FW21 platform waders that look something like centaur legs?

As the saying goes: reunited and it feels so good! Rick and Doc are back in full swing, and they’ve got an encore in store to prove it. Part two of their FW22 collab releases in December, so keep your eyes peeled.

Source: Highsnobiety