What you need to know about the Marc Jacobs x Dr. Martens collab
Two fashion icons are out to prove grunge isn't dead, and we've got all the details.
Get ready to make a statement as two major fashion moguls team up to create the grunge footwear of your dreams. After announcing the re-release of the Grunge collection that got him fired from Perry Ellis back in the 90s, designer Marc Jacobs has joined forces with iconic footwear brand Dr. Martens to create a range of seriously cool limited-edition boots.
The ten-eye leather kicks will be available in four shades: black, shiny patent black, lavender and beige. Proving their ever-enduring status, the Docs will keep their trademark yellow stitching and branded heel tabs. The new range will also include co-branding on the tongue and will come with two sets of sturdy laces – an original Dr. Martens set as well as a special-edition Marc Jacobs logo set. If that isn't enough to get you reaching for your credit card, all pairs come packaged in a tartan Redux Grunge dust bag for a major 90s throwback vibe.
Where to buy the collection
The collection is currently available for pre-order from the Marc Jacobs website and will ship on or before 8 December (Just in time for Christmas? Marc, you shouldn't have). A pair of the sturdy-leather boots will set you back $370, but if you sign-up for email notifications, you can get 10% off your first order. The website also offers free shipping on purchases over $240, so start hinting how great they would look under your Christmas tree.
Marc Jacobs originally released his spring grunge-themed collection under Perry Ellis in 1993 in a move that simultaneously lost him his job and created his namesake. The range sent a shockwave through critics with claims that grunge held no place in the fashion world. Despite this, Jacobs won the 1992 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award and the collection has since become iconic.
The new capsule, aptly named Redux Grunge, is a re-issue of 26 of the original looks and is set to prove that grunge is every bit as relevant today as it was revolutionary in the 90s.
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Images: Marc Jacobs