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Sylviana Beninati

DIY DOCS: Sylvana Beninati


Our Docs team has been getting creative. Customising their Dr. Martens boots and shoes with incredible, unique designs and artwork, we’re encouraging our community to join in.

We caught up with Sylvana Beninati from our Maastricht store. Sylvana is also a tattoo apprentice, and she’s been channeling her practice into customising a pair of our Vegan Jadon Platform boots.

Can you tell us a bit about your design?

My designs are mostly based on traditional tattoos combined with blackwork. I started out with blackwork, but now I usually use colours as well.

What did you use to customise your Docs?

I used acrylic markers for the customisation and water-based gel pens for the sketch – it made it easier to remove using a simple Q-tip.

What Docs are your current favourites?

The Vegan Jadon Mono is my favourite shoe. I’m a big fan of the Vegan shoes and I think this is a really nice shoe and it goes well with every outfit. It’s also super comfortable.

What do you do in your free time?

In my free time I mostly draw, this mostly includes flash work. I usually draw on my iPad.

What three tracks are you listening to right now?

My three top tracks I’m currently listening to are:

+ Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Neon Rust
+ Citizen - In the Middle Of It All
+ Dark Days - Haunt me


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