A-COLD-WALL* exists within a conceptual space bordered by atypical contemporary design, citified cultural influence and audio/visual implementation. A sartorial response to London street culture and the zeitgeist of Britain's working class, Samuel Ross launched A-Cold-Wall* in the fall of 2015 to reflect hegemonic disparities and youth expression in contemporary fashion. A theme of stark urbanity is woven into the DNA of A-COLD-WALL* and recent creative impulses have yielded an array of collections symbolic of Ross' commentary on his surroundings: the parallels between meticulous school day processes and the mundanity of the 9 to 5; disunity in Britain compounded by recent political upheavals; and the disenfranchised working class. Samuel Ross' distinctly multidisciplinary vision is present in handcrafted graphic garments and silhouettes untethered 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.
Since the inception, A-COLD-WALL* has garnered prestigious notable achievements such as LVMH Finalist (2018), nomination for 'Best Emerging Menswear Designer' at the British Fashion Awards, collaborations with Nike, Levis and Hiroshi Fujiwara. Commercially, prestigious stockist include Barneys, Selfridges, Galeries Lafayette, Lane Crawford, Antonioli.