High-shine nylon raincoats with disguising hoods synched around models faces. Pale blue plastics replaced the backs of shirts, and varying asymmetrical sleeve and hem lengths revealed cotton knits plastered underneath. Streaks of primary colours ran down legs of denim trousers. Workwear polos were aggressively treated with clear cut outs. The repetitive theme of squares through prints, large metal frames, and cut- outs played into the intention of Ross’s theme; nine to five routine. Accessories were no less of the same tension; a black leather bag sharply sliced out of a square, Dye marks rubbed off on socks and scuffed trainers giving the appearance of frequent use. Models aggressively paced the runway swaying metal shopping baskets filled with sheets of paper echoing the strain of the collection.
By digging deep into that universal tension and by dissecting the mundane, A-COLD-WALL delivered to us yet another highly cultivated street-wear collection. Who knew that being square could be so intriguing?