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12 March 2023

Deftones Partner With Marc Jacobs For New Capsule Collection

Deftones Marc Jacobs Collection
Photo: Katja Ogrin/Alamy Stock Photo
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Launched on Friday, Heaven by Marc Jacobs has released a capsule collection with Deftones and streetwear brand Stray Rats. Jerseys, knitwear, hoodies, denim, and accessories come crammed with original graphics and photos from Deftones album covers and lyrics.

At Thursday’s exclusive launch concert at Williamsburg Music Hall, lines wrapped around the block, with VIPs bum-rushing the door and guests dressed in chic Y2K streetwear. Opening the show were alternative artists Yves Tumor and Eartheater with a raging DJ set by Mia Carucci.

Deftones followed with a typically powerful performance. The band played Mascara for the first time since 2015 (fitting for a fashion launch) as well as Feiticeira, What Happened to You, Nosebleed and Elite for the first time since 2018. Frontman Chino Moreno didn’t say much, aside from occasionally coming off stage to scream into fans’ faces.

As for the Marc Jacobs collection they were there to help launch, it includes a $150 “sport tee,” a $295 White Pony Sweater, a $75 “Shove It” necklace, a $65 Deftones pin set, $295 Around The Fur jeans, and more. It’s all available to shop now.

The crowd ate up their most popular songs, including My Own Summer (Shove It), Change (In the House of Flies), and Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away). While it’s unclear whether people showed up specifically to see the band, to show off their Heaven by Marc Jacobs attire, or for bragging rights, one takeaway is that Deftones are still metal to the core.

Last summer, The Sacramento alt-metal veterans also played Download at Donington Park for the fifth time – a number matched by glam-rock icons and headliners KISS. Unlike KISS though, Deftones have no plans to retire any time soon. Or, as drummer Cunningham puts it: “Fuck no! We just sat at home for three years. We’ve got tonnes of fire to keep doing this.”

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