The Dr. Martens boot has seen it all. Originally designed as workers boots, some 50 years ago, they've been worn by policeman and postmen, punk rockers emblazoned them with safety pins, spikes and slogans of anarchy, the hippies adorned it with dizzy floral motifs, even Agness Deyn has put her stamp on it. Now it is the time of classic American brand Pendleton. This autumn the duo team up to release a new collection, which sees the traditional Dr. Martens boot and their leather satchel take an American Indian twist.
The newest look for this heritage brand is that of the ‘Pagosa Springs’. Dr. Martens traditional boot and buckle up satchel are adorned with Pendleton’s tribal American woven wool print. Two colours are available: a brown and black hue, which is paired with black smooth leather and a multi-coloured version, which sits alongside cherry red leather. Inspired by the Ute Indian tribe, the pattern records how the people miraculously recovered from a deadly plague, while assembled on the banks of the San Juan River. As in traditional American prints each marking constitutes a symbol. The arrowed design represents the path of waters, while the diamond eye in the middle represents the Medicine Man’s eye, surrounded by the peaks of the San Juan Mountains.
This colourful collection launched in October and is available in Dr. Martens stores and selected retailers throughout the UK.
Text by Albany Bell