A-COLD-WALL* presented Autumn Winter 2018 collection during the ongoing London Fashion Week Men’s.
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. AW18 Runway is a conceptual expression and continuation of the A-COLD-WALL* narrative that connects parallels found throughout the many facets of British society. Founder and designer Samuel Ross brings his attentive and unique view point to the concise colour pairings and sensitive coding of palettes found within British establishments, such as formal art galleries contrasting against industrious worksites, which in turn often highlight use of familiar materials. National Gallery ROOM-1* AW18 Runway collection is actualised to bridge both uses of materials into one centralised viewpoint, focusing objective and isolated thinking and interpretation of arterial, structure and shape often experienced through the artists mind into that of a Runway gallery. Such a narrative is communicated through garment constructions reminiscent of silhouettes and shapes affiliated with construction and workwear – the interlacing thread between the two class-defined practices is the abstraction of shape and utilisation of materials such as steel, iron and plastics. The result is a culmination of relatable abstractions, ingeniously paired with Avant Garde and ready-to-wear garments that span a vast array of recognisable material choices synonymous with the A-COLD-WALL* story. Newer experimental additions feature, such as boiled hand-threaded wools, thermoreactive nylons, raw materials and deconstructable garments that allow the user to reinterpret a piece’s final look. – from A-COLD-WALL*
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