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