A-COLD-WALL* crafted by Mackintosh
A-COLD-WALL* partner with storied British brand Mackintosh for a selection of modernist layers, the meeting of weather protective properties and precise, contemporary cuts.
Available from Thursday, 19th August 15:00 BST.
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Rooted in innovation, the seven-part collection seeks to reinterpret classic Mackintosh codes through an A-COLD-WALL* lens. The historic brand’s trademark silhouettes and famed material innovation play starting point to a concise capsule wardrobe. An exploration of new modes of protection, designed to meet the challenges of our variable environment.
Born in the 19th century, in the midst of the Industrial Revolution, Mackintosh outerwear was the product of scientific innovation, Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh pioneering new forms of waterproofing through rubberisation. Transformed into durable, adaptable coats - elegantly utilitarian, this early take on technical clothing provided sharply functional protection in a working environment; Mackintosh fabrics fashioned into uniform for institutions from the military to the British Railway.
Honouring this tradition, A-COLD-WALL* present a series of function-minded garments, designer Samuel Ross applying his distinct take on refinement to ensure longevity of use. Architectural thinking has been applied to the construction of each garment, an approach acutely informed by Mackintosh’s famed fabrics; their inherent rigidity and structure a perfect canvas for system-driven silhouettes.
Each component of the A-COLD-WALL* Mackintosh collection contained within a wider design architecture, the line operates as a harmonised whole - A statement of intent from two British brands rooted in a rational, human-centred approach to clothing.