During an interview with Nike, Martine explains: “I have never been interested in fashion. I’ve always been interested in how people interact with clothes”. Martine’s dedication to exploring the relationship between humans and their clothes has become the focal point of her coveted collections and has led the revered figure to become a leading influencer in the clamorous British fashion industry. Her collections possess the ability to not only influence and shape trends, but to shock and surprise, and this unique aptitude is on full display with her partnership with Nike this season.
Imparting her creative vision on the on-trend Air Monarch IV, Martine reimagines the classic ‘dad’ shoe by enlarging the Monarch’s uppers to lofty new heights. The bold design was birthed when experimentation led to taking a size 18 upper and fitting onto a size 9; according to Rose, the only previous Nike silhouette which mirrored the construct was the Nike Air Foamposite.
Arriving in an assortment of eye-catching colourways, the patent leather sneaker is defined by its distorted proportions to the lateral and medial sides. The pair also boasts Swoosh branding to the sidewalls while an exclusive Martine Rose signature adorns each sidewall. Signing the silhouette off in style, Air cushioning is embedded into the midsole, delivering supreme support and cushioning for your everyday outings.