Fashion design: Samuel Ross / A-COLD-WALL*

Produced as part of Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear

On now until Sunday, 6 November 2022

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Dr Samuel Ross, founder of men's fashion brand A-COLD-WALL*, 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 revolutionising 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function of the piece and its inspiration, from his own fascination with raw materials like alabaster, to diverse art historical references and 20th-century public housing.

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