Alt-rock icons the Smashing Pumpkins are recognised for their amalgam of progressive rock, heavy metal, goth, psychedelia, and dream pop, Layered, powerful style driven by swirling, distorted guitars that churned beneath lead singer/songwriter 's angst-ridden lyrics.
One of the most visible bands of '90s, alongside grunge acts like and , the Smashing Pumpkins achieved mainstream success over the decade with classic releases Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.
For HUF's second collaboration, utilising the bands iconic visuals, mixing washes of psychedelics, bold graphics and anthems lyrics with new 'cut and sew' silhouettes, tees, pants and accessories.
Some notable mentions in the stock list are;
Jellybelly - Mens Tee Bone
The 'Jelly Belly' tee is a testament to the bands song that shares the same name with the tee. Billy Corgan goes on to mention In Chart Magazine
"I felt really close to 'Jellybelly', because it sounds to me like a classic Pumpkins song from a third album. It sounds to me like the manifestation of everything we've ever done on a third album, whereas 'Cherub Rock' sounded to me like a second album single. But 'Bullet's one of those songs where, you know, it's easy to sing along to and ya gotta sell them records."
Infinite Star Girl - Mens Hoodie Deep Wine
The Infinite Star Girl Mens Hoodie utilises graphics found in the third studio album "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness". Adorning a small linear front print with the iconic 'Infinite Star Girl' on the back. The woman on the front cover on top of a star (Infinite Star Girl) is actually a collage made from two paintings: the face was taken from a painting entitled The Souvenir (Fidelity) by Jean-Baptiste Greuze, while the rest of the body was taken from Raphael's portrait of Saint Catherine of Alexandria.
Vampire Mens Tee - Black
Inspired by the Sixth track on the first CD of 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' entitled "Bullet with Butterfly Wings". The Iconic lyrics "The World is a Vampire" inspired the typography on this tee, along with the matching stickers and snapback caps provided by HUF.
The collection hosts some of the best gear that any streetwear enthusiast or collector can obtain.
For more on the HUF x Smashing Pumpkins collection find it here.