A-COLD-WALL* Material Study for Social Architecture
A-COLD-WALL* reflects a value system built upon channels of community integration.
Inspired by industrial design and material innovation, A-COLD-WALL* propounds a lens on the social structure of modern British working class.
The brand offers commentary on equality, engagement and the collective experience, thereby, bringing discussion on the civic duty of design into focus within present day society.
A-COLD-WALL* exists within a conceptual space bordered by atypical contemporary design, with a theme of stark urbanity woven into its DNA.
A sartorial response to London street culture and the zeitgeist of Britain’s working class, Dr. Samuel Ross launched A-COLD-WALL* in the fall of 2015 to reflect social disparities and youth expression in contemporary fashion. His distinctly multidisciplinary vision is present in handcrafted graphic garments and silhouettes unbound by the need for symmetry.
Each A-COLD-WALL* release blurs the line between materials and fabrics - fashion and the arts – and continues its conceptual trajectory.
Dr. Samuel Ross
A polymathic creative force, award-winning British designer, creative director and artist, Dr. Samuel Ross, deftly mines the cross-sections of socio-geographic relationships in the formulation of his works. Navigating themes located in anthropology, sociographic tendencies and 20th–21st Century industrialised societies, Ross’ output offers a commentary on equality, engagement and collective experience.
In 2015, at just 25-years-old, Ross self-funded his label, A-COLD-WALL*– renowned for its material investigation and innovation, married with incisive explorations of Brutalist and abstract forms and precise execution. Through this holistically pioneering approach, Ross’ A-COLD-WALL* is credited as redefining the parameters of streetwear and high fashion.