He’s the 27-year-old British designer behind a streetwear brand with a story to tell, A-Cold-Wall*. Founded in 2015, the brand has built a reputation for its cult-like fan-base, who love his minimalist designs. A-Cold-Wall* takes inspiration from the relationship between youth culture and the environment that shapes it, which is expressed through the use of clean lines, a monochrome color palette and oversized-everything.
A-Cold-Wall*’s classic look includes high-neck jersey T-shirts in black with the abbreviated A-Cold-Wall* logo printed in the centre, paired with industrial cargo or nylon pants that come in grey and teal colourways. Practical and stylish in form, Ross knows how to accessorise his streetwear. His range of body holsters with asymmetric compartments are a must-have to complete the A-Cold-Wall* look. With stockists in the US (including New York and LA), and across Asia and Europe, A-Cold-Wall* has a strong presence in high-end department stores across the globe, and rightly so.
Samuel Ross believes in the value of hard work – in pushing for what you believe in. After achieving a first-class degree in Graphic Design from England’s De Montfort University, Ross worked for industrial brands as a graphic product designer, but that wasn’t enough. Ambitious, confident, and with four carefully prepared portfolios under his belt, Ross relentlessly emailed Off-White founder and Louis Vuitton Men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh’s team before eventually securing an internship with Abloh himself. By 2014, he was in Paris rubbing shoulders with the likes of Kanye West, the musician who has added streetwear fashion to his list of passions.