12 boots. 12 brands. 12 months of ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind collaborations that have marched through one of the most eventful years we’ll see in our generation.
The 1460 Remastered series is coming to a close. DM’s 60th anniversary celebrations took their commitment to championing self-expression and redefining what it means to be tough and came back ten-fold. For the 12th and final collaboration, Dr Martens are partnering back up with world-renowned MASTERMIND WORLD.
Founded by Masaaki Homma in 1997, mastermind JAPAN earned their cult status via their predilection for secrecy and their prominence within the Ura-Harajuku scene. Much about the Japanese label is shrouded in mystery.
But Homma’s love of punk is not. Sex Pistols — long-time DM’s wearers and collaborators — were key to igniting his love of this British subculture… And many decades later, it’s not hard to imagine them wearing this sleek black boot, splashed with mastermind JAPANS’ signature skull and crossbones motif.
Stating that the skull and crossbones are one the most poignant cultural symbols, Homma has rarely strayed far from this minimalist print throughout his history as a designer. It speaks for itself. And this signature motif has become an iconic symbol of alternative Japanese streetwear. This latest collaboration is a collision of not just our core markings. It’s a fusion of heritage and non-conformity.
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