DNA Deep-dive: Giving art a wearable canvas

DNA Deep-dive: Giving art a wearable canvas

Introducing, Dr. Martens x The National Gallery - a physical modernisation of impressionist artwork from Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Georges Seurat across two essential Dr. Martens silhouettes.

Defy convention and walk in the footsteps of those before you, continuing the physical legacy of figureheads that set an all new artistic standard to be adored centuries beyond their earthy presence.

Which canvas caters to your taste - the 1460 boot or two iterations reimagining their 1461 shoe?

Well, here’s an entrée before ordering the main course…

Draping Dr. Martens’ OG 8-eyed boot in Van Gogh’s recognisable Sunflowers, an array of five paintings depicting a blossomed flowerhead produced in Southern France between 1888 and 1889. By using just three yellow shades, our impressionist demonstrated the depth and variety accessible to those so progressively skilled with a brush.

Dr. Martens and their 1461 style balance the scales in a comparable manner to Claude Monet and his 250-canvas-deep Water-Lily series. After purchasing a plot of land directly adjacent to his Giverny home in 1893, Monet got to work on creating a water-garden - succeeding an intricately orchestrated flower-garden interpreted through canvas regularly. Perspective may change, though core DNA remains unaltered, just as Dr. Martens revitalise their championed styles.

Capturing a moment amid peak summer that we all experience, Georges Seurat painted Bathers at Asniéres during his time in Northern-Central France - exemplifying an emerging neo-impressionism style across his vast three metre canvas. Increasing temperatures, a cool breeze and natural beauty; your 1461 summer trifecta, secured.

Join TOWER as we welcome a collaboration that ticks all the right boxes, pulling together iconic footwear heritage, artistic royalty and elevated wearability for a three-part capsule.

Available now at TOWER.