Last Thursday, Dr. Martens celebrated the launch of the Spirit of 69 Collection at The Delancey with over 600 guests.
Guests included fashion, music and art notables Vincent Piazza, Ashley Smith, Adesuwa Aighewi, Chloé Caillet, and Francesca Vuillemin.
The three floors of The Delancey embraced the various elements of the Spirit of 69. On the rooftop, guests dined on Caribbean hors d’ouevres catered by Miss Lily’s and enjoyed drinks by Sailor Jerry rum, while on the main floor Electric Punanny
In the basement level, live band performances from The Frightnrs, Jah Point & The Boomshot Riddim Collective and Scratch Famous/Deadly Dragon Sound allowed guests to rock out in true spirit of 69 with reggae and ska tunes.
About the Spirit of 69:
The Spirit of 69 collection is a modern interpretation of a look and attitude that was started back in 1969 by the first generation skinheads. By working with brands that were involved or influenced by this very British subculture from its earliest days, Dr. Martens has created a collection that celebrates this hugely important tribe and their meticulous attention to detail as well as the relationship it had with ska, rocksteady and reggae that still shapes youth culture in terms of music, style and attitude to this day.
The collection is all about style and detail, specific materials and practical durability. It compromises of Dr. Martens footwear, shirts from Brutus, Edwin Jeans and MA-1 flight jackets from Alpha Industries. A collaborative record box from Dr. Martens and Trojan Records completes the range, as a nod to the important relationship early skinheads had with music. The collection launches in Dr. Martens stores and online early September.