A-COLD-WALL* Autumn/Winter 2023 Collection
A new approach to standardised uniforms, ACW* unveils a modernist take on the two-piece set with a loungewear duo comprising a crewneck and open hem sweatpant. Experimental garment dye treatments transform robust loopback crinkle finish cotton, time-worn and individualised, while tonal darting and gathering explore volume and unexpected shaping.
The ACW* denim programme evolves for AW23 as a series of three 14.03oz cotton layers receive a unique hand-applied bleach treatment - each finished garment entirely individual in pattern and colour application. United by the season’s ultra-minimal debossed patch, an overshirt, western jacket and 5 pocket jean reconceptualise traditional denim silhouettes.
Foil Short Jacket
Referencing industrial materials and man-made surfaces, metallics step forward for the season in hyper-visual form, a minimal waist length anorak reimagined in high-shine foil. Developed exclusively for ACW*, this innovative durable cotton mix fabric lends structure while an extended hood provides protection where needed; a two-way zipper inviting the wearer to custom style this bold garment.
Military-inspired silhouettes become an exploration into colour density and discreet adornment. An adapted bomber jacket and relaxed fit anorak both in classic nylon twill, rugged and refined, are over-dyed in a vintage naval blue, deeply saturated for a striking uniformity of shade. Signature ACW* diamond hardware and tactile velcro sleeve hardware complete each piece - outerwear staples elevated.
A new approach to classic hiking footwear, the Alpine Boot distils core functional elements of this time-tested model into a contemporary and refined silhouette. Crafted from a combination of smooth leather and brushed suede, textures unite across a comfort-focused upper and, a distinctive rippled Vibram™ sole, designed for cross-terrain use the sole unit features a subtle side-step in visual reference to topographic surfaces.
Single jersey and dense loopback cotton carry the season’s hand-applied expressionist print, a series of every day lounge pieces including sweatshirt, pant, short and t-shirt becoming canvas for one-of-a-kind patternation. A painterly take on wardrobe basics designed to layer across the seasons.
The storied M-65 bomber becomes an elegant outerwear staple in cotton twill, a meeting of utility and understated embellishment. Tuck and gather detailing at the reverse creates new volume, oversized and exaggerated, while a two-way zip allows for custom styling - an adaptable garment injecting new life into a familiar menswear standard.
Fully-fashioned pure new wool knitwear subverts the standard mock-neck with a two-piece sweater collection centred around progressive finishes. From dropped shoulders and oversized construction to detached ribbing and buttoned hems, each garment utilises traditional stitch techniques to craft distinctly untraditional silhouettes.
A minimal capsule of returning styles reworked in AW23 colourways, this three-piece collection features a soft single jersey t-shirt alongside a durable loopback hoodie and crewneck. Reinforced with twin needle stitching to retain garment structure, a simple plastisol logo links the trio, easy-wear pieces designed to be worn season after season.