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Back in September, we launched WORN DIFFERENT NYC. The project involving artists from a variety of backgrounds and boroughs with one assignment: to express their vision of New York City through the lens of Dr. Martens. Last week, we brought those artists and their one-of-a-kind pieces together with an equally diverse lineup of musicians. We opened up a bar tab and invited all of New York to join us — keep scrolling to see how it went.

We threw our party at an out-of-the-way club in Brooklyn called Elsewhere. It’s so out of the way that our driver asked us if we were sure when we gave the address. When the doors opened, there was a line down the block, proving once again that New Yorkers are hardcore when it comes to art and live music. Once inside, the crowd took in artwork from some of NYC’s most talented makers and artists while checking out performances by the city’s most celebrated musicians.

Aaron Fowler’s sculpture is a large scale chain and medallion made of salvaged Dr. Martens and other found materials.

Tattoo artist and publisher Tamara Santibañez with her very detailed still life drawing that she created with nothing more than a ballpoint pen.

Jessica Lehrman’s photography documents the very limited number of women who work security at NYC music venues.

Braulio Amado hangs at the Elsewhere entrance with the poster art he created for WORN DIFFERENT NYC.

Christian Benner made two custom leather jackets; one celebrates Doc’s heritage while the other showcases our connection to New York.

The Kayrock activist and screen printing crew prints tees and bags live and on demand.

Shawna X and her paintings that explains the draw and state of mind that New York City brings.


Nasty Nigel on the ones and twos to start the party off right.

Tei Shi’s set started out moody and built to a high-energy dance party.

Crowd surfing and stage diving all night.

Beach Fossils brought beach balls.

Up and comer Jimi Tents made the whole place bounce.

…and New York City came out to party. Thanks to all.





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