RZA has collaborated with Mustafa Shaikh to launch the 36 Chambers, a contemporary menswear line that uses elements of hip-hop, Chinese culture and high fashion. “36 Chambers is inspired by the Wu philosophy: kung fu, mathematics, Eastern philosophy and art,” said RZA. “Using that as a foundation, we’ve blended together the rugged feel of streetwear, with the quality craftsmanship of high fashion, to create apparel with a classic look.” The first collection features the Golden Dragon, which symbolizes energy, wisdom and strength. San Francisco-based designer Chapin Atchison used the dragon design in a custom jacquard woven fabric found on the jackets, bags and on the collars of selected shirts.
Select pieces from 36 Chambers: The Golden Dragon Rises Collection, will be made available for pre-sale each Wednesday starting October 19th on 36chambers.com at 11a.m. (EDT):
• October 19th – Satin Souvenir Jacket ($250) & Golden Dragon Enamel Pin ($5).
• October 26th – Waterproof Cordura MA-1 Jacket ($300) & Cotton Long Sleeve Henley Shirt ($60).
• November 2nd – Wool Suit Jacket ($400) & Waterproof Cotton Dress Shirt ($130).
• November 9th – Velour Mandarin Jacket ($400) & Waterproof Cordura Square Duffel Bag ($200).
The full collection will be made available for purchase through 36chambers.com on November 18th at 11a.m. (EST). There will be several 36 Chambers retail pop-up events in December.