A sartorial response to London street culture and the zeitgeist of Britain’s working class, 25-year-old Samuel Ross launched A-Cold-Wall* in the fall of 2015 to reflect hegemonic disparities and youth expression in contemporary fashion.
The directional aesthetic of Ross’ men’s & women’s ready-to-wear line is informed by his studies in both graphic design & contemporary illustration, commercial product design & advertising agency experience — before his 3 year creative assistant role alongside Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, which bled far beyond garments & into the wider category of ‘the arts’, including stage design, retail installations and artistic film for many known contemporary artists in both music & fashion. Ross has also produced work for HBA, Stussy, and KANYE APC. His distinctly multidisciplinary vision is present in handcrafted graphic garments and reversible French terry staples hooded jackets, whilst developing new sensibilities incorporating technical nylons & new reductive techniques — blurring the line between ‘materials & ‘fabrics’. A-Cold-Wall* is the curated product of unconventional tailoring and streamlined design.