Warner Bros. and Rampage, the film starring Dwayne Johnson, teamed up with Chicago-bred streetwear destination Fat Tiger Workshop to empower Chicago’s youth.
In Rampage, released worldwide April 13, the city is ravaged by an enormous, genetically mutated gorilla, wolf, and crocodile, as Johnson’s Davis Okoye and disgraced geneticist Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) try to save the rest of the world from destruction. The film’s roots as a popular ‘80s arcade game inspired the new capsule collection with Fat Tiger.
Warner Bros. and the owners of Fat Tiger Workshop, run by designers Rello, Joe Freshgoods, Desmoney, and Vic Lloyd, created a limited-edition collection with all proceeds from sales going to Social Works, an organization empowering the youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement in Chicago.
“We make sure the things we do in Chicago, both as a brand and as young black entrepreneurs, pave ways to empower youth in our city,” says Joe Freshgoods, co-founder of Fat Tiger Workshop. “Social Works shares that mission—you can always find them providing experiences for our future leaders and nurturing young talent, so we are proud to get them involved in this project.”
The capsule collection includes long and short sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, a military parka, a hat and enamel pins. “We wanted to give the collection that 8-bit nostalgic feel given the movie’s roots as an 80s arcade game,” says Rello, co-owner and lead creative for Fat Tiger. “The pieces are meant to equally fuse the Fat Tiger brand, which represents strength, honor, and culture, with the themes from Rampage and overall greatness of Dwayne Johnson, who we’ve always been a big fan of.”
Alongside Taylor Bennett and Trashhand, who were on hand to check out the collection, fans stopped by Fat Tiger on Thursday. You can cop a piece (or several pieces) from the collection at the store’s Chicago location or online here. Turns out gigantic, raging gorillas can do a lot of good sometimes.