Spring of The Rookie We go again,
Samuel Ross is a name you’ll hear in circles that are in circles that are in circles with a guy that is about his business.
As the premier black fashion designer in London who actually designs, which I gave not to in my Techwear intro blog.
What he’s gave black art is yet to be of high note but as I said his audience is niche, they’re direct, he communicates with us and happy to see him do what he’s doing.
He’s worked with the likes of Kanye and for Virgil I believe and had his start with A Cold Wall* in 2014 to not get my dates confused. How I heard of him was a really odd way, don’t feel to write about it (that’s how odd it was) alas.
He’s on my radar working and that show in 2018 For SS19 the imagery was striking and I couldn’t look away and immediately said he’s more creative than most.
When I hear of his background I wonder why his merchandising volume isn’t larger he does however have 3 pairs of Nike’s under his belt all carrying the same aesthetic.
This is where he and I collide, I love finding that thing that can attract me to the person and finding they’re more than just a money maker, he communicates using a philosophy.
As many may understand it’s not easy to do because you have to live that way also and make it an ethos.
He uses artistic sense and a history knowledge of brutalist art and architecture mashing that with how he see the world and creates clothes using textures that are uncommon but perpetuate the feel of the philosophy activating the senses and allowing one to be engulfed by said philosophy
Brutalism polymers roughcast, concrete, sandbox, philosophy, London, subculture. It is in these things that make A Cold Wall what it is.
Whatever Moves Your Dial
Damilare. Not Your Typical
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