Item 2019.112 - A-Cold-Wall* Academia Correction Workshop Coat

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2019.112

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A-Cold-Wall* Academia Correction Workshop Coat

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  • 2017 (Creation)

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(2015-)

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A-Cold-Wall* was founded in 2015 by black British designer Samuel Ross (1991-). He was born in Brixton and studied graphic design at De Montfort University in Leicester after growing up in Wellingborough, a small town in Northamptonshire. After interning and working on projects with Virgil Abloh, he launched his own label. His work is inspired by race, class and architecture. Ross was named the Fashion Award's 2018 British Emerging Designer and was a finalist for the LVMH Prize and the ANDAM Award.

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Dark blue cotton work coat with turn down collar and three large patch pockets on the front. Two pockets at hips and one on the left chest, the pockets have cut angled corners on the bottom. It has a large white Tyvek label sewn on the top edge to the right chest. The label is printed in black and red with 'A-COLD-WALL*'.

Over the lower half of the coat has been hand sprayed with pale blue paint at the front and back and hand applied white paint splatters. The back yoke has been printed in large white lettering 'A-COLD-WALL*' and the lower back has been printed with a large blue triangle outline with 'ACADEMIA / CORRECTION / WORK SHOP' in vertical. On each sleeve cuff is printed 'A C W*'.
Country of Design: England
Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom

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Label: A-COLD-WALL* / PRESENTED BY SAMUEL ROSS
MADE IN UNITED KINGDOM
Materials: 100% cotton

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Invisible Men exhibition label:

ACADEMIA CORRECTION WORKSHOP COAT
A-COLD-WALL*
2017

The dichotomy of garments being both new and worn is explored in this coat by Samuel Ross, the designer of label A-COLD-WALL*. It has been overprinted, sprayed and having paint randomly dripped onto it and also features a prominent white Tyvek label that may or may not be meant to be removed before being worn.

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Archive no. 2019.112

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The previous owner of this coat worked with A-Cold-Wall* in 2017 and was given the coat by Samuel Ross that summer.

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