This Autumn, Dr. Martens have collaborated with Sir John Soane’s Museum to create a capsule collection of both footwear and accessories on 17th century artist Hogarth’s most famous series ‘A Rake’s Progress’. William Hogarth was an English painter, printmaker and social critic. His work draws on London’s unique communities and activities, and provides a commentary for the city’s diverse culture at the time of their creation.
‘A Rake’s Progress’ is a satirical depiction of the rise and fall of Tom Rakewell, a country boy who inherits a fortune. Having gambled it away and squandered it on debauched evenings in the renowned Rose Tavern in Covent Garden, he marries a rich one-eyed woman. Once again he loses his fortune in a gambling house, becomes imprisoned for debt and eventually dies from madness in the notorious Bedlam asylum.
Taking inspiration from this series; the collection consists of the 1461, the Pascal and the 11″ satchel all in soft leather. The collection launched at the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London this week. Stay tuned to find out more about the event, including an interview with artist and Hogarth enthusiast Ed Gray.
Shop the collection online here.