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For decades fashion has paid tribute to notable subcultures that fall as outsiders to the industry paying homage to these icons from our runways and onto the streets. Rituals, language, actions, film and music have put a birds-eye view on these cliques with a focus on trends from punk to normcore, emo to goth and skinheads to chavs which resonate through individuality and self-expression which all began from the foundation of these groups.

Since 1947, Dr. Marten’s has strived on its beliefs on authenticity and originality which vibrate through the creative characters of the brand that have paved worldwide recognition on the brand’s most iconic boots that not only work as a testimony of personal style but provide durability and comfort.

Marks of extraordinary milestones for the brand’s history settle in place where the first being my tenth year since owning my first pair of Dr. Marten’s and the second being the brands’ opening of their first Australian retail store located at Westfield Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall offering the largest range of women’s, men’s and children’s styles on Australian soil.

To celebrate the launch of Dr. Marten’s Australian store opening I had the opportunity to talk to Fashion Journal about my take on making my own rules, doing your own thing and looking good while doing it; #worndifferent.

Name… Ashton Eramya
I’m wearing… A look inspired by Jane Birken and Caroline de Maigret, mixed with a hint of my maxed out credit card and Dr. Marten’s 1460 Boots in Cherry Red and 1461 Shoes in Black.
Occupation… stylist, writer and the occasional therapist.
In my spare time I… perform sold out arena tours in the shower and eat unrestricted amounts of pastries.

I’d describe my personal style as… which one of my seven personalities should I pick today?
My favourite fashion label is… Helmut Lang, Proenza Schouler and Aje.
At the moment I’m listening to… RuPaul’s Drag Race: Lip Sync for Your Life/Legacy Songs”.

Direction & Photography: Kristina Yenko

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