“The more technology you have, the more primitive you can be. With synthesizers, you can express guttural sounds, bird noises, brain waves, blood flow…” That’s how Devo explained their ‘devolutionary’ music process in the late ‘70s. The band’s avant-garde takes and satirical warnings of devolution feel more relevant now than ever, and the Slam Jam x Devo collection proves it.
Much like Devo’s free-thinking, unique approach to their art, Slam Jam has been uniting like-minded people around the world since it was founded in 1989. Music, design, and fashion remain at the center of Slam Jam’s world, so the Slam Jam x Devo collection feels like a natural duet.
The aim of the collection is to give a new shape to Devotees uniforms and their unique, dystopian assembly-line style. The Slam Jam x Devo capsule collection includes a standout retro-futuristic piece in the silver tracksuit which pays tribute to the band’s most iconic outfits.
The famous Devo Ziggurat helmet logo wraps a black intarsia knit jumper, which is another highlight piece of the collection. Elsewhere, the black hoodie features a photograph of Devo to the front with the Reverse Evolution logo to the reverse while the graphic T-shirt — available in black and white — comes in two graphic variations.
Once introduced by David Bowie as “the band of the future”, it’s no real surprise that Devo’s influence can still be felt today. The Slam Jam x Devo collection is proof that the Devotee tribe is still alive and kicking.
Shop the Slam Jam x Devo capsule collection below.
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