Architectural Fashion Design with Samuel Ross (A-COLD-WALL*)

Victoria and Albert Museum
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Commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum, this film presents the thoughts of Dr Samuel Ross, founder of men’s fashion brand A-COLD-WALL*. Ross describes his clothing as “armour for the now” – a personal, protective architecture for the body. Combining elements of sportswear, industrial design, and sharp tailoring, A-COLD-WALL* is revolutionizing contemporary streetwear. This film looks in detail at the Converge Gilet – a signature garment conveying protection, utility, and masculinity – now in the museum’s collection. Ross explains the form and function of the piece and its inspiration, from his own fascination with raw materials like alabaster to diverse historical art references and 20th-century public housing.

Filmmaker and photographer based in London since 2006.
MA Photography, Royal College of Arts, 2015.


Victoria and Albert Museum
British Council
National Portrait Gallery
Museum of London
National Trust
NOW Gallery
Royal College of Arts
The Globe Theatre
Fashion Space Gallery


Victoria and Albert Museum. UK
Fashion Space Gallery. UK
NOW Gallery. UK
Tate Modern ´Offprint´. UK
Gallery f5.6. DE
London Design Week. UK
Royal College of Arts. UK
KCUA Gallery. JP
London Fashion Week. UK
FilmLab Festival. IT
Loop Video Art Festival. SP
Battersea Arts Centre. UK
In-Sonora Festival. SP
National Library. SP



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